There was a time when MEA member Gale Tosto was afraid to speak up about injustice. But two weeks ago, when devastating U.S. immigration policies reached into her first-grade classroom in Berkley, Tosto and a parent/teacher/friend did more than raise their voices.
One cool thing lead to another for MEA member Shawn Murphy and his National Honor Society students when he was planning the group’s biannual trip to Chicago.
Three Plymouth-Canton teachers traveled together to MEA’s Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development conference last week – but they all carried home different lessons.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce the following recommendations of candidates for seven Michigan Congressional districts:
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce our continuing recommendation of Senator Debbie Stabenow for reelection to the United States Senate.
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.
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.