Public education's enemy number one Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, has prefiled a bill which would require teachers to be tested every five years.
HB 1476, is co-sponsored by five representatives, including Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City.
The bill was one of three prefiled by Ms. Cunningham, head of the House Education Committee and an outspoken critic of public education.
HB 1477, inappropriately described as establishing a "teachers' bill of right. What it actually tries to do is control any money that goes to teacher organizations and lessen their influence in the state. The bill's 11 co-sponsors include Stevenson and Marilyn Ruestman, R-Joplin.
Ms. Ruestman and Stevenson also co-sponsored Ms. Cunningham's other pre-filed education bill, HB 1480, which strips the Missouri State High School Activities Association of its power and puts it under the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be controlled by the State Board of Education.