Dramatic new Prop 2 ad shows how bargaining helps firefighters save lives

Earlier this week, Protect Working Families released an ad featuring law enforcement officials about the importance of collective bargaining in protecting kids.

Are you registered to vote? Need an absentee ballot?

The deadline for registering to vote is Tues., Oct. 9. You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 18 years old by Nov. 6, and a resident of Michigan and the city or township where you’re apply to register to vote. 

House considers yet another 'education reform'

The House Education Committee is still avidly pursuing Gov. Snyder's education reform agenda, and this time cyber schools are taking center stage. The Committee Chair, Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons (R-Lowell), has come up with legislation that she says will "totally transform traditional public schools as we know it."

Obama promotes education for all; Romney reserves it for a few

President Obama and Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, provided their detailed plans for education yesterday on NBC's "Education Nation" running this week in New York.

Will you get a refund of your 3 percent? Supreme Court will decide

It will have to be the courts again to ultimately decide whether the Legislature has overstepped its bounds when it comes to school employees and their retirement benefits. Gov. Snyder is appealing a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision that the 3 percent “tax” on employees for their retiree health care is unconstitutional.

Primary victories draw battle lines for November

Yesterday’s Democratic primary gave victory to 56 MEA recommended candidates and hope for the general election in November. See election results.

Metro Detroit members urged to vote YES on Detroit Institute of Arts millage

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is a national treasure that provides great education programming for metro Detroit schools. It's a resource that the Metro Detroit area can't afford to lose, which is why MEA is recommending a YES vote on the DIA millages in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Is a 'right to read' a civil liberty?

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed an unprecedented “right to read” lawsuit against the Highland Park School District claiming that the district deprived students of an opportunity to “attain basic literacy.”

700,000 voices need to be heard

Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution (CPMC) will take their opposition to the Protect Our Jobs petition to court to prevent the issue from being on the Nov. ballot after the Secretary of State (SOS) declined the group’s earlier request.

Michigan NEA RA delegates in D.C. this week

The National Education Association Representative Assembly (NEA RA) in Washington, D.C. has been in full swing since last week with groups such as the National Council of Urban Education Association, NEA-Retired and NEA Student Leadership holding meetings.