MEA recommended candidates for school board and other local offices

Throughout the fall, MEA locals will be conducting interviews with candidates on the education and labor issues at play in their districts and recommending candidates for local school board positions up for election on Nov. 8. As of October 3, here is the complete list of MEA recommended candidates for local school board races (sorted […]

Michigan Education Association stands in solidarity with striking EMU faculty

EAST LANSING — Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the Eastern Michigan University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (EMU-AAUP) strike action: “At a time when Michigan families and students are struggling with a crippling educator shortage, it’s unconscionable that EMU administrators would want to […]

Labor Voices: Mentoring, professional support essential for educator retention

Michigan kids deserve the best and brightest educators. That seems like an uncontroversial statement, yet in the face of an educator shortage, some lawmakers have proposed significantly lowering our state’s teacher certification standards and making it easier for unqualified people to lead a classroom of young students. The last thing our state’s leaders should be […]

MEA announces remaining statewide recommendations for Supreme Court, education boards

EAST LANSING – Following an earlier announcement about continuing recommendations for several incumbent candidates, the Michigan Education Association on Tuesday issued the following candidate recommendations for the Nov. 8 general election: Michigan Supreme Court: Kyra Harris Bolden State Board of Education: Mitchell Robinson Michigan State University Board of Trustees: Renee Knake Jefferson and Dennis Denno […]