Lawmakers in the Texas legislature have approved a bill that would require teachers in the state to receive training to recognize mental illness. Under the legislation, which is awaiting a signature from Gov. Rick Perry, such training would be required as part of the teacher-certification process in the state. Supporters say the training will help teachers better address students' emotional and behavioral needs so they can intervene when necessary. Critics, however, say it amounts to teacher interference into private family matters.
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