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Texas rejects more rigorous teacher certification exam

The Educative Teacher Performance Assessment was designed to better prepare new teachers, but faced pushback from people who thought it would create barriers for people of color to enter the profession.

Students work at their desks during a geometry class at Chapa Middle School in Kyle on Aug. 24, 2021.

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