Annie’s Story: Special but not Unique

Annie Howard’s story is not unique – and that’s exactly why she wanted to tell it. Across Michigan every school year, MEA members help others cope with debilitating illnesses and accidents by donating sick days to those in need. In Howard’s case, Adrian Education Association members helped the 14-year veteran art teacher tend to a…

Build Schools, Not Walls

National Day of Action Planned for May 1

Build Schools, Not WallsA national campaign to rally supporters of public education kicked off in Dearborn this week, a location chosen by organizers to draw attention to the damage caused in Michigan by the destructive policies of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

The highlight of Tuesday’s event at Edsel Ford High School were plans to coordinate a nationwide day of action on May 1, expected to attract more than 100,000 people at more than 2,000 schools in 200 cities across the U.S.

The national campaign calling for investment in public education – “Build Schools, Not Walls” – is being jointly coordinated by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools, a coalition that includes NEA and AFT in addition to other parent and education groups.