“Voters will hold lawmakers accountable for assaults on the middle class”
EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 9, 2011 — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook in response to yesterday’s historic victory in the effort to recall Rep. Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc):
“While it was a close, hard-fought race, voters have clearly spoken – they’re fed up with Republican politicians in Lansing attacking public education and the middle class.
Since the launch of www.KidsNotCEOs.com, more than 35,000 people have viewed the satirical web video on YouTube! Please, keep sharing it with your friends who may not have seen it yet.
More important than just the video, however, are the stories being shared on the site. Parents and school employees have been visiting and telling their stories about the devastating effects of education cuts on their schools and communities. Here are just a few of their stories:
“I’ve been a teacher for 16 years. I have never been so frustrated and frightened for my future, not to mention the future of our children in the state of Michigan…The government, both on a state and national level, talks about how we need to compete with the rest of the world, yet instead of investing more in education our country and our state continue to chip away at education.” - Matthias Krenzer, Teacher, Sterling Heights
Statement from MEA President Steven Cook on introduction of Senate Bill 729
The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook in response to today’s introduction of a bill that would apply so-called “Right to Work” laws only to school employees represented by the Michigan Education Association:
“So-called ‘Right to Work’ efforts – whether they apply only to school employees or to all workers in this state – are the wrong approach to helping Michigan’s economy. This is an incredibly divisive issue that will do nothing to create jobs or help students.
EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 29, 2011 — The Michigan Education Association launched a new ad and website Thursday that urges citizens to hold Republican legislators accountable for cutting education to pay for a $1.8 billion tax break to corporate special interests.
Michigan citizens can go to www.KidsNotCEOs.com to view the ad, share their stories on how the Republicans’ massive education cuts are affecting their local communities and take action to help prevent future cuts.
In last night's speech to a Joint Session of Congress, President Obama unveiled his American Jobs Act and further underscored his belief that investing in the American middle class is the surest path to economic recovery. Read press release.