Education

Legislation Would Require Parental OK for Lousy Teachers

Sign-off from parents would be required to assign students to teachers rated "ineffective"

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A bipartisan bill would require school districts to get written approval by parents if their child is going to be assigned a teacher that has been rated as "ineffective."

House Bill 5776 was introduced by Rep. Maureen Stapleton, D-Detroit, and co-sponsored by Republicans Rep. Mark Ouimet, R-Scio Township, and Rep. Margaret O'Brien, R-Portage.  O'Brien is the Associate Speaker Pro Tempore for House Republicans.

The requirement would go into effect in 2015-2016 if passed and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder.