STATE OF MINNESOTA FORTY-FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION
K-12 EDUCATION POLICY & OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
Representative Jim Davnie, Member of the K-12 Education Policy & Oversight Committee, unofficially called the forty-fifth meeting to order at 8:35 AM on Thursday, February 25, 2010 in the Basement hearing room of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll:
MARIANI, Carlos (Chair)
A quorum was not present.
Chair Davnie explained the agenda for the day.
Chair Davnie officially called the meeting to order at 8:37 AM. A quorum was present.
Rep. Faust moved that the minutes of February 24, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.
HF 3093 (Mariani)—A bill for an act relating to education; establishing an alternative teacher preparation program and limited-term teacher license; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 122A.
HF 3074 (Slocum)—A bill for an act relating to education; allowing the Board of Teaching to approve innovative, research-based teacher preparation and licensure programs; amending Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 122A.09, subdivision 4; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 122A.24.
Rep. Mariani and Rep. Slocum presented the broad ideas of alternative teacher licensure.
Rep. Mariani presented HF 3093.
Rep. Slocum presented HF 3074.
Testifying on behalf of HF 3093 and HF 3074 were:
Mr. Daniel Sellers, Executive Director, Teacher for America-Twin Cities
Handouts: PowerPoint: "Building the Movement to Eliminate Educational Inequality"
Letter of support from General Mills Foundation
Letter of support from Minnesota Business Partnership, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, and the Itasca Project
Letter of Support from Charter School Partners
Letter of Support from Eric Mahmoud, Founder and Director of Harvest Preparatory School, Best Academy
"Corps Member Social Impact Report"
Ms. Pat Pratt-Cook, Chief of Human Resources and Accountability, Minnesota Public Schools
Handout: "Feedback from MPS Principals on TFA Teachers"
Ms. Sondra Samuels, President, PEACE Foundation
Ms. Mary Cecconi, Parents United
Testifying to HF 3093 and HF 3074 was:
Dr. Sheila Wright, Dean, Hamline University College of Education
Testifying against HF 3093 and HF 3074 was:
Ms. Jan Alswager, Education Minnesota
Questions and discussion followed.
Ms. Karen Balmer, Executive Director, Minnesota Board of Teaching, answered questions posed by members regarding alternative teacher licensure.
Chair Davnie moved that HF 3074 be recommended to pass, and referred to the Committee on Finance, with a recommended re-referral to the K-12 Finance Division.
Rep. Mariani moved that HF 3093 be recommended to pass, and placed on the General Register.
Rep. Mariani moved the following oral amendment:
Page 1, line 15, after "board-approved" insert "alternative"
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Rep. Mariani renewed his motion that HF 3093, as amended, be recommended to pass and referred to the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
The hearing was adjourned at 10:05 AM.
REP. JIM DAVNIE
Committee Legislative Assistant