Bills that would eliminate paid release time for union officials have passed the Senate Education Committee in spite of opposition from numerous school superintendents.
MEA is committed to ongoing efforts to stop gun violence in our schools – see below for updates on how you can support the cause.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce recommendations from our Statewide Screening & Recommendation Committee for Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State and Dana Nessel for Attorney General.
MEA is strongly opposing a bill that would attach A-F letter grades to schools – a move that would only serve to worsen the current over-emphasis on standardized test scores and slap stigmatizing labels on schools in high-need communities.
MEA member Jody Mackey’s middle school students in Traverse City are used to doing news interviews, often on camera, as part of their digital media class. But this video project was different.
From newspaper editorial pages, to social media hashtags and MEA’s petition drive, our members are raising their voices against calls by President Donald Trump to arm teachers – especially given that such a proposal has already passed the state Senate in Michigan.
Some state lawmakers think more guns are the answer to school shootings. They would arm school employees – and visitors – with concealed weapons, despite opposition from the vast majority of parents and educators who understand such a plan is a recipe for disaster.
On Saturday, a coalition of Michigan labor unions and allied groups are organizing a teach-in to highlight the connection between the Labor Movement and Civil Rights. “Labor and Civil Rights: The Tie That Binds” will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Northwest Activity Center (18100 Meyers Rd., Detroit, 48235).
State Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood is hosting a townhall in Taylor on Tuesday, Feb. 27, regarding the recently introduced “TeA+chers for Michigan” legislation. These 22 bills include key pieces of legislation about preparing, attracting, and retaining Michigan’s best educators.
February 21, 2018
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students and staff dead. Fourteen more wounded.
Marshall County High School in Kentucky. Two students dead, 18 wounded.