State House and Senate budget proposals released this week contain important differences in education spending compared to Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan released in February. Now negotiations begin to hammer out a final budget by sometime in June.
Elizabeth and Jeffrey Symons teach severely emotionally impaired students at Flint’s Whaley Children’s Center, helping young people from K-12 learn while also recovering from traumas experienced during their young lives.
Over the weekend, the educators received some healing of their own.
On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the U.S. Senate will hold a confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-Elect Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education. DeVos and her wealthy, right-wing family are no strangers to Michigan educators and students, who have suffered for years under policies the DeVoses have pushed as mega-donors to the Republican Party. That’s why…
SB 279-280 impacts union release time; now includes ban on payroll deduction of dues for community colleges
We need members to join the fight against yet another anti-labor measure being pushed by the Legislature’s Republican leadership.
Early Thursday morning in Kalamazoo, well before the start of the school day, dozens of school employees, students, parents, and community leaders gathered outside every building in Kalamazoo Public Schools to send a message: It’s time.