New Survey: Michigan teachers, education support professionals oppose arming school employees

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.

It’s time to tell lawmakers: Value Students. Respect Educators. Fund Our Schools.

Even though we have collective bargaining and local contracts, we know the struggles faced by our colleagues in Arizona, West Virginia, Oklahoma and everywhere else in the country where educators are rising up in protest. Stifling standardized tests. Aging textbooks and technology.  Shrinking take-home pay for school employees. Lack of respect for our profession. And systematic shortchanging of students and their education.