Two MEA members will accompany their students to Washington, D.C., this weekend for a gun violence summit featuring 100 young people from across the country, including survivors of school shootings in Parkland, Florida, and Newtown, Connecticut.
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Last spring’s surge of educator walkouts from West Virginia to Oklahoma, North Carolina, Kentucky, Colorado, and Arizona revealed the force behind a different political wave crashing on shores across the country this fall: educators
Five months ago, MEA members in Charlotte faced disciplinary action for wearing “red-for-ed” shirts in coordination with each other. Scared but undeterred, they participated in a statewide “Wednesday Walk-in” last May despite the superintendent’s threats, and he eventually backed down.