Lawmakers must restore educators’ voice in the workplace

During a sustained political assault on the education profession a decade ago, educators had many rights stripped away that provided a critical voice in their classrooms and workplaces. Soon, state lawmakers may restore these essential bargaining and job security rights to help stabilize the education workforce and improve the quality of education our kids receive. […]

RSVP: Book Study on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

MEA invites you to a five-week book study on White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo! This book study will be held virtually on Mondays from April 24, 2023, to May 22, 2023, from 7 PM – 8:30 PM. SCECH credits are available. The schedule for the five-week engagement book study is as follows: April 24, 2023 […]

MEA Elections Information

Paula Herbart Candidate for President Bio MEA President Herbart took office in 2017.  A music teacher from Macomb County, Herbart served as local president, 6-E coordinating council chair and president of MEA/NEA Local 1 and was on the MEA and NEA Board of Directors. She has served as Vice-President/Mid-West Region on the National Council of […]

MEA Voice Magazine – April 2023 Issue

Click to view online. In this issue: Letter to Members: We are champions Member art teacher in Livonia wins top prize in MEA/MAEA Art Exhibition The Future is Now: The Sometimes Forgotten Benefit My View: Dear Past, Present and Future Educators In the wake of MSU shooting, loss, grief, anger and activism Small district, big […]

Letter to Members: We are champions

If you’ve been keeping up with developments at the state Capitol since January, you know some good things are happening and more is in the works. Democratic leaders in both chambers passed a rollback of the state’s unfair retirement tax, which Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed along with an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit […]