Lawyers for MEA and AFT Michigan argued before the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday in a dramatic culmination to a seven-year legal battle the two unions have waged seeking the return of $550 million taken from the paychecks of 200,000 public school employees.
The tax plan that House Republicans hope to rush through Congress next week is a terrible deal for middle class families and students which will lead to cuts to public schools and overcrowded classrooms.
The Legislature is on recess until Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the hunting/Thanksgiving break, leaving Lansing without having taken further action on two bills MEA has been monitoring:
After seven years of delays, more than $550 million remains withheld from school employees
LANSING – The Michigan Education Association today called on the Michigan Supreme Court to side with public school employees as oral arguments are held in the long-running “3 percent” case, in which more than $550 million was taken from school employees’ paychecks from 2010-12.
EAST LANSING – Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart issued the following statement today on Senate consideration of SBs 584-586, allowing concealed weapons in schools: “MEA strongly opposes this legislation for the safety of students and school employees alike. Education and parent groups have joined us in opposing this misguided legislation because they too understand…
Yesterday evening, we received word that the State Senate would be considering a package of bills this week that would allow concealed weapons in gun-free zones like schools or churches.
Parent opinions are wanted on a new “school transparency dashboard” under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to replace the old school scorecards. The new dashboard would provide information to parents and caregivers on every school building in the state, including charters. More than 20 different factors or measures of school quality will…
On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the Michigan Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the long-running 3 percent case. The evening before, school employees across the state will be gathering for “Flashlight Vigils” across Michigan. Our goal is to “Shine a Light” on the case and the faces of educators who are owed more than $550 million illegally taken from them 7 years ago.
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to Paula Herbart, President of the Michigan Education Association, in response to today’s announcement by the Michigan Department of Education regarding additional districts entering “partnership agreement” discussions to improve student achievement at some of their schools: “State Superintendent Brian Whiston’s announcement today regarding continuation of ‘partnership…