Whitmer signs repeal of unfair retirement tax on educators

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation Tuesday rolling back Michigan’s unfair retirement tax, as retired educators and others looked on. MEA President Paula Herbart, who stood immediately to the governor’s left as she signed the bill at a Capitol ceremony, said “it’s a big day for working families in our state.” “MEA applauds Gov. Whitmer for […]

DeVos-backed voucher scheme petitions withdrawn

On Monday, the Secretary of State’s office announced that the DeVos-backed voucher initiative, “Let My Kids Learn,” withdrew their petitions from consideration. The multi-million dollar attempt by DeVos and Co. to implement a school voucher scheme in Michigan has officially failed! DeVos’ attempt to circumvent the will of the public by initiating a law with only legislative […]

Learn more about new Future Educator Fellowship

The MI Future Educator Fellowship — a groundbreaking new program to provide $10,000 scholarships to 2,500 future educators in Michigan every year — is not open for applications yet. But the state has put out a new FAQ and a sign-up form to be notified when the application opens. To be eligible, students must file […]