DETROIT
02/12/2013 02:30 pm ET Updated Apr 14, 2013

Investigation Uncovers Non-certified Teachers At Muskegon Heights New Charter School

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Teachers in Michigan need some kind of certificate or permit to teach. Whether it's in a public school or a charter school, it doesn't matter; it's Michigan law.

"Like other professions in Michigan and around the country, we say those kinds of people need to be certified," said Phil Smith, legislative and policy chair for the Michigan Association of Teacher Educators. Smith also heads the Special Education Department in the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University.

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