This is How We Do It

Welcome to the first edition of “Lobbying Insider,” a new recurring feature in MEA Voice to give members a behind-the-scenes look at MEA’s legislative advocacy. By David Michelson and Christina Canfield, MEA Lobbyists MEA lobbyists have analyzed data from an MEA member survey regarding teacher evaluations. The lobbyists have worked hard to find common ground with…

Voices Flowed Like Water

For seven months this year, the words of Flint-area students poured from copper pipes whenever spigots were turned in an innovative “sound mural” commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Visitors to the museum placed their ears next to faucets to hear digital recordings of the students’ poems, letters,…