NJ lawmakers to vote on bill requiring incoming teachers to have better grades

Posted at 8:58 AM, Sep 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-18 08:58:06-04

Future teachers may want to spend more time hitting the books if you want a job in New Jersey schools.

A new state proposal requires better grades from incoming teachers.

The Christie administration wants to see at least a “B” average on their transcripts instead of the “B-” now required.

Officials say smarter teachers are the key to brighter students.

The education board is expected to vote on the plan before the end of the year.