State Rep. Andrew Beeler, a U.S. Navy veteran, on Tuesday testified before the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security in support of his plan to make it easier for qualified veterans to become teachers.
“The goal here is to help veterans with the requisite experience move past some of the red tape involved in earning a teaching certificate in order to expedite them getting into the classroom,” said Beeler, of Port Huron. “By helping veterans translate their military training experience into civilian terms, we can make Michigan a more attractive place to move for transitioning service members.”
Beeler’s House Bill 4913 would allow U.S. veterans to obtain teaching certificates more easily if they have experience providing instruction in the military. Under the plan, an honorably discharged veteran who holds both a bachelor’s degree and a military certification to train service members would be eligible for a teaching certificate following completion of a subject matter area examination.
HB 4913 remains under consideration by the committee.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, of Port Huron, on Tuesday testified before the House Committee on Regulatory Reform in support of his bipartisan plan to help Michigan drivers by updating guidelines and authorizing additional options for vehicle loan and lease protection.
Rep. Beeler says his conversations with local and family business owners lead him to believe that shopping close to home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas is crucial this year in the Thumb and Bluewater areas.
State Rep. Andrew Beeler, of Port Huron, today said recent comments by the Detroit Public Schools superintendent demonstrate the need for Beeler’s plan to prohibit discriminatory teaching in public school K-12 curriculum.
Some constituents have called my office with questions about my bill to ban race and gender stereotyping in K-12 classrooms. Here is my floor speech on the bill (HB 5097) which hopefully answers questions and provides more context in the nature of this bill.
Never hesitate to call my office at 517-373-0835 with any questions.