LANSING – Following last week’s Court of Claims ruling that school employees were owed additional interest on 3 percent of earnings illegally withheld from them by the state, leaders of the unions that made the request of the court called on the state to not appeal the case any further.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce our recommendation of Rashida Tlaib for election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. “Rashida is a proven fighter who will protect our public schools, support our educators, and ensure all our kids have a chance to learn and thrive,” said MEA President Paula…
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME:
Joint MEA / AFT Michigan News Release
Since 2011, too many lawmakers have sided with Betsy DeVos to push an education agenda that included slashing school funding and attacking our frontline educators. This approach has left Michigan near the bottom of almost every metric, from literacy to college preparedness.
Gretchen Whitmer’s “Get It Done: Better Schools Now for Michigan Students” plan will counter that damaging agenda by working with educators who know best what students need to succeed.
EAST LANSING – Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart today urged the Legislature to pass HB 5707, keeping the current “student growth” as a percentage of educator evaluations at 25 percent. Current law is set to move that benchmark to 40 percent next school year and exacerbate the over-emphasis on standardized tests in Michigan schools.
MEA members support enhanced school safety, oppose allowing more guns in schools
LANSING – The Michigan Education Association (MEA) today released results from a new statewide survey of its members that found an overwhelming majority oppose arming educators. Legislation to allow school personnel to carry guns or keep guns in locked boxes in schools has been proposed by politicians at both the state and national level.
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding the passing of Brian Whiston, Michigan’s state superintendent of public instruction:
Policymakers – like DeVos supporter Bill Schuette – must
Value Students, Respect Educators, and Fund Our Schools
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association won a union representation election at North Central Michigan College (NCMC) in Petoskey on Thursday, April 19. In an on-site election conducted by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) at the college, a majority of the 33 employees working as office/clerical professionals and custodial/maintenance workers voted to join the union.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce recommendations from our Statewide Screening & Recommendation Committee for Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State and Dana Nessel for Attorney General.