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WASHINGTON—The National Education Association (NEA) opposes the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 continuing resolution that cuts key education and core programs that serve the nation’s most vulnerable citizens.
“Everyone must make hard choices during these tough economic times, but our kids should not bear the brunt of the burden,” said NEA President Dennis Van Roekel.
Legislation making every public employee pay at least 20 percent of their health insurance passed a Senate committee this morning.
SJR C and SB 7 won approval from the Senate Reforms, Restructuring and Reinventing Committee on party-line votes.
In addition to dealing with the K-12 school aid budget, lawmakers are expected to take up several other important issues that will affect all public education employees, including health care.
Here's an overview:
Nearly 200 Michigan school districts face cuts greater than $500 per student under Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget, according to the non-partisan House Fiscal Agency.
WASHINGTON—National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel today joined other community and education leaders in a panel discussion on education policy at the National Action Network 20th Anniversary National Convention.
Siding with MEA members, a judge has ruled that the Legislature requiring an additional 3 percent contribution by school employees for retiree health insurance is unconstitutional.
Resources for NCLB reauthorization and NEA’s campaign to #getESEAright!
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