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, R-Port Huron, who serves on the House Tax Policy Committee, today issued the following statement criticizing Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new call for a sales tax suspension on school supplies after she previously vetoed three bipartisan tax relief plans passed by the Legislature:
The House Oversight Committee today approved a plan state Rep. Andrew Beeler helped introduce to rein in broad emergency authority used by state executive agencies — bolstering accountability to the people’s elected representatives in the Michigan Legislature.
Rep. Beeler talks about House passage Friday of the state’s budget for the 2023 Fiscal Year, saying the spending plan uses extra revenue to pay down state debt while also setting aside dollars for tax relief.