MEA President Paula Herbart is this week’s guest on “Off the Record” with senior Capitol correspondent Tim Skubick. The weekly PBS public affairs show served as Herbart’s first major public appearance since taking the reins at MEA on Sept. 1. During her 12-minute interview, she reinforced something she’s heard across the state: that policymakers need to listen more to the front-line experts – Michigan’s teachers and support staff – about what schools and students need.
In this unprecedented hurricane season, NEA members have stepped up in huge numbers to help. Our national organization has partnered with others to extend help to victims – including school employees and children from Texas to Florida and the Caribbean.
MEA has launched a new video highlighting the important role education support professionals play in schools across Michigan. The video features MEA education support professional members, like paraprofessionals, bus drivers, secretaries, food service workers, custodians, maintenance workers and others who help kids in our schools achieve and learn. “Education support professionals are a critical part of our…
President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program affects students and young people – including educators – who work and learn in our nation’s classrooms and colleges.
Branwyn Jones has taught English at Michigan’s oldest community college for nearly 30 years, but it wasn’t until she and her colleagues joined MEA and negotiated their first contract that she says she earned her Ph.D. – in contract bargaining.
Hurricane Harvey is having a devastating impact on thousands along the Gulf Coast, including educators just starting their school year. The NEA Foundation is accepting contributions to support public school educators who are NEA/TSTA members affected by Hurricane Harvey, personally, and at the schools where they work. Funds will be disbursed by the Texas State…
Find a Labor Day event near you and join in commemorating the holiday by sending a message that educators and other hard-working Americans deserve the freedom to have their voices heard, earn a decent living, and retire with dignity.
State education officials have submitted a revised education plan to the U.S. Education Department (USED) that does not include a letter-grading accountability system.
This Labor Day will be especially meaningful for art teacher Sally Purchase, and she hopes her colleagues and their families from Muskegon Community Schools turn out to make a big statement at the holiday parade and community celebration.
by Brenda Ortega – MEA Voice Editor More than a year ago, Lansing teacher Deborah McMillan pressed Gov. Rick Snyder to stop appealing the 3 percent retirement court case. The 40-year veteran teacher was a lead plaintiff in the 2010 lawsuit seeking the return of money involuntarily taken from school employees’ paychecks. McMillan marched in protests…