Empowering the Next Generation

An unsettling experience being trapped on an elevator in the Michigan Capitol morphed into a moment of inspiration for four Ypsilanti high school students touring the Capitol with classmates and their government teacher, a local MEA leader. The Lincoln High School students were part of an all-female group observing the Legislature on Tuesday during the…

Two MEA Awards Accepting Nominees

MEA is accepting nominations for two prestigious awards to be presented at the MEA Winter Conference this February in Detroit. Fill out a nominating form by Nov. 30 for the following awards: Educational Excellence The nominee should have demonstrated commitment to educational excellence and a concern for the improvement of student-focused education. Elizabeth Siddall Human Rights…

A Win for Students, Educators

Wins for a slew of MEA-recommended candidates in Tuesday’s election, highlighted by Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the race for governor, represent a “course correction” for Michigan and public education, says MEA President Paula Herbart. “With Governor-elect Whitmer’s victory, along with many new pro-public education legislators, we look forward to our state’s top elected officials reaching out…

Win for Whitmer is Win for Students, Educators

Statement from MEA President Paula Herbart

DETROIT – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding tonight’s victory by Gretchen Whitmer in the race for Michigan governor:

“Today a few million Michiganders joined tens of millions of Americans across the country in exercising their most fundamental right in a democracy—voting.  We witnessed a “course correction” for Michigan, for our nation and for public education.