“I knew that if I became a teacher, I was going to be a good one. I was going to be there for my students, no matter what. I was going to advocate for my students, and not just for my students, but for the staff and colleagues I’m going to be working with.”
September 20, 2017 By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association In this fast-paced, information overloaded society, individuals are longing to be heard. Educators are especially eager to share their thoughts, their hopes and their frustrations. That’s why my first order of business as MEA’s new president was to embark on a “listening tour” so I…
April 19, 2017
By STEVEN COOK/President – Michigan Education Association
The Michigan Constitution is very clear: “No public monies shall be appropriated by the Legislature to aid any private, denominational or other nonpublic school.”
While every March is Reading Month, critical reading skills have taken on even greater importance recently given the third-grade reading legislation passed by the Michigan Legislature last year.
As legislators continue to attack school employees’ wages, benefits and pensions, the result isn’t just a shortage of full-time teachers. School districts are struggling to find substitute teachers — a trend that could reach crisis proportions if not addressed quickly.
Now that the divisive campaign season is behind us, lawmakers should use the lame-duck legislative session to unite and address Flint’s suffering. It is past time to fix the water crisis that continues to damage the lives of Flint residents.
‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years. Jennifer Young,…
As educators, we work to move America forward by fighting to ensure every child has equal access to high-quality public education. Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to that same mission.