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Pillager art teacher testifies on teacher test requirement


Pillager School District art teacher Dan Devine Tuesday testified before the Senate Education Committee that a learning disability prevents him from passing a writing test required in a law that was passed by last year’s Legislature.

Sen. Carrie Ruud, R-Breezy Point, said the bill before the committee calls for the repeal of a state law that requires all Minnesota teachers to pass a reading, writing and math test to get a teaching license.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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