“I knew that if I became a teacher, I was going to be a good one. I was going to be there for my students, no matter what. I was going to advocate for my students, and not just for my students, but for the staff and colleagues I’m going to be working with.”
Longtime MEA activist and Lansing teacher Deborah McMillan was posthumously awarded the 2017 MEA Distinguished Service Award, our organization’s highest honor, during last weekend’s Representative Assembly.
Local leaders in Parchment and Utica – where contract talks have stalled – are asking union members from neighboring communities to join them in informational picketing next Monday evening.
Several candidates for Michigan governor addressed delegates at the MEA Fall Representative Assembly last weekend in speeches that framed the high stakes for public education in next year’s election. Given the urgent need to restore educator voices to the policymaking arena, we are committed to creating avenues for MEA members to hear from candidates about…
MEA’s Legislation Commission is developing our organization’s 2018-2020 Legislative Priorities. The Commission recommends the direction of our legislative program based on input from members and staff.
For MSU student Zach Barnes, what started as an assignment to produce a short project in his documentary film class became a mission – to tell the story of how today’s climate of teacher bashing and underfunding public education has affected one Michigan community.