News Release: “The best and brightest are leaving the classroom”

For many, latest pension legislation will be last straw

May 23, 2017 — The latest attempt by legislative leaders to destroy the school employee pension system adds to a long list of attacks on wages, benefits, collective bargaining rights and even the dignity of the teaching profession – attacks that are taking a toll. 

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NEA “Listening Tour” makes Lansing Stop on Wednesday — Public Invited

LANSING, Mich., April 18, 2017 — The Lansing Schools Education Association, in partnership with the Lansing School District, is hosting a local segment of the National Education Association’s National Listening and Engagement Tour on April 19 from 5:00–8:00 pm at Pattengill Middle School (626 Marshall Street).  School employees and families from all area districts are…

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MEA, AFT Michigan see potential in education commission report – if lawmakers take full slate of recommendations and goals seriously

The 21st Century Education Commission report, released today, provides some stark warning signs about public education and some well thought out ideas for how to address issues.  But unless lawmakers take the entire report to heart – instead of cherry-picking concepts to implement – real change won’t be possible.

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MEA Voice magazine highlights Michigan educator shortage crisis

‘Disappearing Educator’ article explores growing problem of attracting and retaining teachers, support staff

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Education Association yesterday released the February edition of the MEA Voice magazine, featuring an article that explores Michigan’s growing school employee shortage crisis. The article, “The Disappearing Educator,” investigates why experienced teachers are leaving early and why young people aren’t pursuing the education profession.

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