Statement of MEA President Paula Herbart on Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State Address

EAST LANSING – The following can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding tonight’s State of the State address from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer:“It is a welcome change for Michigan’s school employees to hear from our governor about the need to respect and listen to educators on the front lines. Michigan teachers and education support…

Labor Voices: New leadership can clear path for education

January 16, 2019 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association As a legislator, Gretchen Whitmer understood both the challenges facing public schools and the solutions needed to fix them. Now, as governor, she now has the power to pursue those solutions. Refreshingly, Whitmer understands that improving our schools and raising student achievement requires input from…

Attend Whitmer Winter Warm-Ups in Detroit and Flint on Saturday

To ensure all Michiganders get the experience the excitement of the inauguration of the Whitmer-Gilchrist administration, four “Whitmer Winter Warm-Ups” are planned for early 2019, including the first two this Saturday in Detroit and Flint. Learn more and RSVP at michigantransition.org/inauguration – Gov. Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist will be at both events. Attendees are…

Labor Voices: Gov. Snyder, stand against assaults on democracy

Opinion: Gov. Snyder, stand against assaults on democracy December 19, 2018 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association The Michigan Constitution states, “All political power is inherent in the people.” The people exercised that political power and resoundingly elected Democrats across the state. However, Republicans in the state legislature are quickly moving legislation to circumvent…