JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - House members want Mississippians to keep their elected school superintendents.
But they don't think would-be teachers should need to score 21 on the ACT.
The House shot down Senate Bill 2199 by a 65-52 vote Monday. Proponents said it would have led to more appointed superintendents around the state.
Members then voted 60-59 to amend another bill to cut a requirement that students score at least 21 on the ACT college test to enter teacher preparation programs. The House left intact a requirement that a student earn a 3.0 GPA in high school.
Taken together, the bills could signal a limit on House members' willingness to agree to all the education proposals being pushed by Republican leaders this year.
Both bills return to the Senate for more work.
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