It’s an unconscionable stain on our nation’s history: Fewer than 40 years ago, many states had laws that actually forbid special needs students from attending public schools, including students who were deaf, blind or had developmental disabilities.
With the passage of Michigan’s Public Employment Relations Act in 1965, teachers finally went from begging to bargaining. Thanks to PERA, all public school employees have the right to negotiate for fair wages, quality health care benefits and decent working conditions.
With 150,000 members working together to improve educational outcomes for their students and working conditions for school employees, MEA is far and away Michigan’s largest and leading education organization.
The Novi Education Association and other local MEA affiliates are orgazining an education summit to be held Monday, May 13 from 6:15-9 p.m. in the auditorium of Novi Middle School at 49000 W. 11 Mile Road in Novi.
The debate surrounding reforms to the education system has prompted several MEA locals in Southeast Michigan to put together a parent education summit in Novi on Monday, May 13.
Oprah Winfrey credits her for helping the “Queen of Talk” get to where she is today.
A veteran of three space missions, Ed Lu remembers him for teaching the NASA astronaut all about hard work and perseverance.
From heroes in space and in the sports arena, from celebrities to community leaders, from high-achieving entrepreneurs to everyday individuals, everyone has a story about the teachers who helped shape their lives, define their dreams, expand their horizons and launch their futures toward the stars.
MEA coordinates training in professional development, advocacy, member engagement, leadership, bargaining, communications and political action at its two major conferences: the Bargaining and Public Affairs Conference and the Summer Leadership Conference.
MEA President Steve Cook has released a new video providing tax tips for MEA members, as many Michiganders face higher tax bills due to Gov. Rick Snyder and the GOP Legislature’s tax increases on the middle class.
“As we’re busy completing our tax forms, you may have noticed something different with your state taxes: They’ve gone up as your take home pay has gone down,” Cook said. “That’s because many of the tax deductions you’ve relied on have either been eliminated or severely reduced.”