Lawyers for MEA and AFT Michigan argued before the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday in a dramatic culmination to a seven-year legal battle the two unions have waged seeking the return of $550 million taken from the paychecks of 200,000 public school employees.
The tax plan that House Republicans hope to rush through Congress next week is a terrible deal for middle class families and students which will lead to cuts to public schools and overcrowded classrooms.
The Legislature is on recess until Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the hunting/Thanksgiving break, leaving Lansing without having taken further action on two bills MEA has been monitoring:
Hundreds of MEA members turned out for flashlight vigils across the state Tuesday night—on the eve of a state Supreme Court hearing in the 3 percent court case—to shine a light on the faces of those affected by the seven-year legal battle.
After seven years of delays, more than $550 million remains withheld from school employees
LANSING – The Michigan Education Association today called on the Michigan Supreme Court to side with public school employees as oral arguments are held in the long-running “3 percent” case, in which more than $550 million was taken from school employees’ paychecks from 2010-12.
Yesterday evening, we received word that the State Senate would be considering a package of bills this week that would allow concealed weapons in gun-free zones like schools or churches.
The State House is considering two bills that MEA members need to speak up on right away! Last Thursday, a House committee voted to send SB 574 to the full chamber for consideration. This bill would give for-profit charter schools a cut of regional enhancement millages that voters approve to supplement funding for neighborhood public schools.…
Parent opinions are wanted on a new “school transparency dashboard” under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to replace the old school scorecards. The new dashboard would provide information to parents and caregivers on every school building in the state, including charters. More than 20 different factors or measures of school quality will…