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State Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum)
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January 28, 2015

Rep. Kremer Statement on Teacher Licensure Incentives

Madison, WILast week Governor Walker released a portion of his Workforce Readiness Plan, which includes an alternative path to teacher licensure in Wisconsin. According to the plan, aspiring teachers could use knowledge gained through a lifetime of professional experience to pass competency tests, allowing them to obtain a teaching license. In response, Representative Jesse Kremer (R-Kewaskum) issued the following statement:

I am excited to expand our base of excellent teachers through the discussion brought on by Gov. Walker this past week. It is one thing to teach the theory behind a particular subject, but it is a totally different perspective to have lived and breathed that topic for 20 or 30 years and correlate the real-world with the theoretical. This may really stimulate some of our youth to the opportunities that are available in Wisconsin.”

 Further details on Governor Walker’s plan and the teacher licensure incentives will be released in the 2015-17 state budget on February 3.

Rep. Kremer represents the 59th Assembly District which includes Southern Calumet, Western Sheboygan, Northern Washington and Eastern Fond du Lac Counties.