The Senate voted overwhelmingly to cut $500,000 from the University of Missouri budget, Jack Dolan has the story from Jefferson City.
Western Missouri Senator Harold Caskey told his colleagues that a pharmacology student at the University of Missouri at Kansas City failed a class because she couldn't understand the foreign teaching assistant's accent.
Caskey suggested the university make two changes:
University Systems Director Dave Lendt said all foreign teachers and teaching assistants already have to pass a video taped practice teaching test to demonstrate their English ability.
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