MEA survey shows majority of educators in process of receiving COVID vaccine

Based on over 22k responses, about 37% of educators still waiting to be vaccinated; nearly 90% want to receive vaccine EAST LANSING — An online survey of MEA members reveals that nearly two-thirds of Michigan school employees are either vaccinated or in the process of being vaccinated against COVID-19. Another third of the more than […]

Finding Strength in Solidarity

By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor MEA member Eric Curtiss thought he had a high number of students in his English classes last year when his numbers topped out at 144. This year he has 168, although the number fluctuates. Last year he had five preps, the most in his 22-year career. Now he has […]

Educators Engage in Racial Justice Movement: ‘I feel this moment very deeply’

By Brenda Ortega MEA Voice Editor For MEA member Lisa Watkins, the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement speaks to important and personal issues for her as a mother, grandmother, and associate preschool teacher in Ypsilanti—concerns that she believes every educator should seek to know and address. “Educators are helping raise black lives,” said the mother […]