Have you read Gretchen Whitmer’s Education Plan?

Much like Michigan’s roads, the state’s once-proud education system has been neglected over the past eight years as lawmakers pursued the Betsy DeVos agenda despite pleas from school professionals, says Gretchen Whitmer, MEA’s recommended candidate in the governor’s race. That will change if she’s elected, Whitmer pledged at a press conference outlining her education plan—“Get…

Whitmer Education Plan: Get it Done

The education plan outlined by Gretchen Whitmer, Get It Done: Better Schools Now for Michigan Students, is built around four themes. To view the full plan, visit gretchenwhitmer.com/education. Quality education from cradle to career Phase in universal preschool for four-year-olds Triple the number of literacy coaches in schools Add more psychologists, social workers, nurses, security, healthy…

MEA members drive political recommendation process

When MEA recommends a candidate for election, who makes that decision? Members like you. MEA’s Screening & Recommendation (S&R) process places control of MEA political recommendations in the hands of MEA members across the state from diverse backgrounds and roles within the public education community. The process is governed by the MEA Political Action Committee (MEA-PAC)…

Why We Support Gretchen Whitmer

Utica High School Spanish teacher Julie Wright is “sick and tired” of the erosion of public education in recent years. She sees hope for a better future in Gretchen Whitmer, and it’s not just wishful thinking. despite thousands of workers shouting opposition from the Capitol lawn.   Wright recalls seeing the Democratic candidate for governor…

MEA announces recommendation for Tlaib in 13th Congressional District

EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce our recommendation of Rashida Tlaib for election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. “Rashida is a proven fighter who will protect our public schools, support our educators, and ensure all our kids have a chance to learn and thrive,” said MEA President Paula…

Labor Voices: Whitmer education plan earns high marks

June 20, 2018

By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association

Michigan’s public education system was the envy of the country. We provided our schools with adequate funding and led the nation in student achievement.  Families relocated to Michigan for good jobs and a great public school system. As recently as 20 years ago, Michigan led Great Lakes states in education funding and student proficiency.