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Czaja: Provision on teaching licenses will be re-drafted

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The author of a state budget provision that would allow people who lack bachelor's degrees to teach without any specialized training says she will re-draft the proposal.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported Wednesday that Senator Mary Czaja said she would re-write the measure to require teachers in non-core subjects to possess at least a high school diploma and limit them to working part-time.

The Irma Republican also plans to tweak the language teachers who work in core subjects such as math and English with a degree but who lack training also would be limited to working part-time.

Czaja says the measure was originally intended to help rural schools find and retain teachers. Opponents maintain the move would hurt students.

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