Today in Arizona, educators are taking another step forward in protesting cuts to school funding over the past decade. Here in Michigan, thousands of MEA members are wearing red in a show of solidarity.
Jon Fielbrandt is a high school chemistry and math teacher in Warren. He’s also a gun owner who thinks arming teachers is a bad idea, so he joined hundreds of MEA delegates to the spring Representative Assembly who delivered that message to state policymakers on Friday.
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Last week began the soul-crushing season of standardized test taking in Michigan schools. The overemphasis on “bubble tests” dulls the love of learning for both students and educators. And it’s about to get worse.
Flint schoolchildren will receive universal screening for effects of lead exposure related to the Flint water crisis, and educators will receive training on identifying children potentially harmed by lead poisoning, under a lawsuit settlement announced this week.
MEA-Retired member Lynn Gregg, whose photography entry won this year’s “Best in Show” award at the MEA-MAEA Art Exhibition, says he captured the winning shot while aboard a moving train. Gregg was touring Saint Kitts Island in the Caribbean from an open-air train when he saw a smiling mother holding her baby and waving from…
MEA is committed to ongoing efforts to stop gun violence in our schools – see below for updates on how you can support the cause.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce recommendations from our Statewide Screening & Recommendation Committee for Jocelyn Benson for Secretary of State and Dana Nessel for Attorney General.
MEA is strongly opposing a bill that would attach A-F letter grades to schools – a move that would only serve to worsen the current over-emphasis on standardized test scores and slap stigmatizing labels on schools in high-need communities.
MEA member Jody Mackey’s middle school students in Traverse City are used to doing news interviews, often on camera, as part of their digital media class. But this video project was different.
From newspaper editorial pages, to social media hashtags and MEA’s petition drive, our members are raising their voices against calls by President Donald Trump to arm teachers – especially given that such a proposal has already passed the state Senate in Michigan.