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Mar 8, 1:00 AM

New Alternative Teacher Licensing Law Under Scrutiny

Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law a bill that creates alternative paths into the teaching profession. Supported by President Obama, and many education leaders, it is opposed by Minnesota's teacher's union. And it's a dramatic swipe at what some believe is Minnesota's number one school problem: a wide achievement gap for students of color. "It is Minnesota's dirty little secret," said Brian Sweeney, director of Charter School Partners, an advocacy group.

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