MEA Voice Magazine – February-March 2023 Issue

Click to view online. In this issue: Letter to Members: Good changes afoot MY VIEW- Year’s Resolution 2023: Know Thyself DeVos-backed voucher scheme petitions withdrawn From Classrooms to Committee Chairs: Educators in Position to Shape Education Agenda Key MEA Legislative Priorities for 2023 Key MEA Legislative Priorities for 2023: Student Academic Support Key MEA Legislative […]

New Year’s Resolution: Know Thyself

In my school building, I often stop to admire a picturesque mural of a black ship in a blue ocean and to recall the wise words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt: “Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” In difficult times, it’s important to remember that we grow into leadership roles. As educators, our ability […]

New MiNE coordinators state-wide

The wing of MEA that supports newer educators, MiNE (Michigan New Educators), is expanding! Introducing our newest MiNE coordinators who develop local in-person events and connect members to MiNE state-wide happenings, including virtual book studies: Tharan Suvarna is a second-year K-8 technology teacher at St. Ignace Area Schools. Tharan is a former Aspiring Educators of Michigan […]

MEA Roundtable Discussions on LGBTQIA Issues

You are cordially invited to an upcoming MEA Roundtable Discussion for members who identify as LGBTQIA+. Each of the roundtable events will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. and will offer a safe and welcoming atmosphere, regardless of how you identify. Dinner will be served. Register here. Feb. 27, 2023 4341 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 48390 Inclement weather […]

Key MEA Legislative Priorities for 2023

From school safety and student mental health to curriculum flexibility and overhauling how public education is paid for in Michigan, there is a long list of pro-education policies that the Legislature and Gov. Whitmer need to address over the long term. MEA’s legislative agenda for the coming years is set by the MEA Legislation Commission, […]