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Gov. Snyder’s education cuts worse than reported for many school districts

Dozens of districts face cuts greater than $1,000 per pupil

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.

MEA applauds judge’s ruling that extra 3 percent school employee retirement health contribution is unconstitutional

April 4, 2011 - Regarding today’s ruling that the Legislature requiring an additional 3 percent contribution by school employees for retiree health insurance is unconstitutional, the following statement can be attributed to MEA President Iris K. Salters:

“We’re pleased to see this decision come down on the side of public school employees and their families. We’ve long maintained that last year’s actions by lawmakers were unconstitutional – even the Legislature has to follow due process of law. 

NEA president emphasizes collaboration is key to transforming schools

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.

Critical list

Updated April 4, 2011 – Units are put on MEA’s critical list when efforts to reach a contract stall or when bargaining has been protracted and unproductive and school district employees feel they need assistance from the community and MEA to reach a fair and equitable contract settlement.