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When Minnesota parents send their children off to school, they expect them to have qualified teachers.

In fact, state law clearly says that teachers must have state-issued licenses to teach certain subject areas or grade levels.

Despite those rules, hundreds of state instructors do their jobs without those credentials, according to a recent Star Tribune story. And the state does little about it.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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