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steve carmody / Michigan Radio

Some college administrators don't like some of the proposed new standards for Michigan student teachers.

New bills would require student teachers to be better prepared before they enter the classroom. 

But officials at some Michigan universities that train student teachers are concerned about aspects of the bills.  

steve carmody / Michigan Radio

This week, state lawmakers will consider a package of bills that would affect how colleges prepare student teachers.

Suzanne Gibbs is an elementary school teachers in Spring Arbor. During her 20 years, she’s had a lot of student teachers in her classroom. She admits it hasn’t always been a good experience.

“It’s scary to let those candidates in sometimes.  Because you don’t know what you’re going to get,” says Gibbs.