President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program affects students and young people – including educators – who work and learn in our nation’s classrooms and colleges.
Branwyn Jones has taught English at Michigan’s oldest community college for nearly 30 years, but it wasn’t until she and her colleagues joined MEA and negotiated their first contract that she says she earned her Ph.D. – in contract bargaining.
MEA lawyers filed a brief this week with the Michigan Supreme Court in support of the union’s 2010 lawsuit seeking the return of money taken from school employees’ paychecks to fund retiree health care.
Hurricane Harvey is having a devastating impact on thousands along the Gulf Coast, including educators just starting their school year. The NEA Foundation is accepting contributions to support public school educators who are NEA/TSTA members affected by Hurricane Harvey, personally, and at the schools where they work. Funds will be disbursed by the Texas State…
Find a Labor Day event near you and join in commemorating the holiday by sending a message that educators and other hard-working Americans deserve the freedom to have their voices heard, earn a decent living, and retire with dignity.
State education officials have submitted a revised education plan to the U.S. Education Department (USED) that does not include a letter-grading accountability system.
This Labor Day will be especially meaningful for art teacher Sally Purchase, and she hopes her colleagues and their families from Muskegon Community Schools turn out to make a big statement at the holiday parade and community celebration.
In a few weeks, my six years as MEA’s president comes to an end. Reflecting on everything that’s occurred during this turbulent time — including unprecedented political attacks on the education profession — I’m struck by two things.
Annie Howard’s story is not unique – and that’s exactly why she wanted to tell it. Across Michigan every school year, MEA members help others cope with debilitating illnesses and accidents by donating sick days to those in need. In Howard’s case, Adrian Education Association members helped the 14-year veteran art teacher tend to a…
What Paula Herbart lacks in physical stature, she makes up for in gusto. The 5-foot music teacher can command a stage, a classroom, and a union hall. Think Norma Rae with a touch of Mr. Holland’s Opus, sprinkled with Glee. Her personality formed early on all of those fronts. Both of her parents were educators—her…