Lame Duck Day 10 Update – 12/18 

The fourth (and hopefully final) week of Lame Duck is underway, with legislation mandating letter grading for schools narrowly winning passage in the Senate, a new drain on School Aid Fund dollars being promoted, and rekindled consideration of new education savings accounts that again try to move public money to private entities. Senate Passes A-F…

Labor Voices: Gov. Snyder, stand against assaults on democracy

Opinion: Gov. Snyder, stand against assaults on democracy December 19, 2018 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association The Michigan Constitution states, “All political power is inherent in the people.” The people exercised that political power and resoundingly elected Democrats across the state. However, Republicans in the state legislature are quickly moving legislation to circumvent…

Restorative Justice Resources

Dispute Resolution Centers exist in counties across Michigan, and they offer conflict mediation training for schools. Ann Arbor counselor Amy McLoughlin recommends it as the first step in exploring a restorative justice program. The Student Advocacy Center of Michigan offers an extensive list of resources for understanding Michigan’s new school discipline law and tapping into…

Our Story of Unionism: Romulus Education Association

Almost 365 days passed before Romulus teachers realized what teamwork and unity could really accomplish. Led by a strong executive board and committed crisis team, with unwavering support from neighboring locals in Wayne County Multi Association Bargaining Organization (WC-MABO), the Romulus Education Association finally reached an agreement with the school board. In November 2017, Romulus’s…