According to media reports, Gov. Snyder will present an education budget on Wednesday recommending a per pupil increase of more than $233 for next year.
In the face of a growing teacher shortage largely caused by attacks on public education, Michigan Democrats recently unveiled a sweeping plan to restore respect and invest in supports for educators through a variety of avenues – salaries, pensions, health care, and more.
A controversial measure to give enhancement millage money to for-profit charter schools has passed both chambers of the Legislature and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature. SB 574 was opposed by MEA along with community, school, and parent groups.
Tami Tefft wasted no time when she heard about an incredible new MEA benefit that allows members and their families to obtain a free associate degree through an online, accredited public college.
For Mike Shoudy, MEA’s newly named executive director, the union is an organization he loves. But it’s also more than that, he says: a movement, a calling, a force for good.
Last August, MEA member Bob Cindric went on a church mission trip where he found as much as he gave. As a result, he returned to his school district in Michigan with an ambitious new cause.
This statewide conference is designed to serve the expressed needs of the Education Support Professional members of the Michigan Education Association. Individual workshop sessions have been structured to meet both the generic and specific needs of the group.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Shoudy as the next Executive Director of the state’s largest school employee union.
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding State House passage of SB 574, which would allow charter schools to get a share of regional enhancement millages passed to increase investment in local neighborhood schools: “This bill is forcing public dollars into unaccountable for-profit charter schools, pushed by…
January 17, 2018
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Nearly nine million students attend rural schools — more than the enrollments of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago and the nation’s next 75 largest school districts combined. These students in Michigan and around the county face similar challenges, like limited access to advanced coursework, medical care, internet access and employment opportunities.