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 […]

Educators praise passage of governor’s historic education budget that invests in kids

EAST LANSING — The Michigan Education Association on Friday praised the education budget agreement reached by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and lawmakers from both parties, and educators are urging state leaders to continue working together to find solutions to the challenges facing our schools. “The Michigan Education Association praises Gov. Whitmer and legislative leaders for coming […]

MEA announces initial candidate recommendations for Congressional races

EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce the following recommendations of candidates for Michigan Congressional districts: 3rd District – Hillary Scholten 6th District – Debbie Dingell 7th District – Elissa Slotkin 8th District – Dan Kildee 10th District – Carl Marlinga 12th District – Rashida Tlaib “Local educators interviewed candidates in […]