A Win for Students, Educators

Wins for a slew of MEA-recommended candidates in Tuesday’s election, highlighted by Gretchen Whitmer’s victory in the race for governor, represent a “course correction” for Michigan and public education, says MEA President Paula Herbart. “With Governor-elect Whitmer’s victory, along with many new pro-public education legislators, we look forward to our state’s top elected officials reaching out…

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Win for Whitmer is Win for Students, Educators

Statement from MEA President Paula Herbart

DETROIT – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding tonight’s victory by Gretchen Whitmer in the race for Michigan governor:

“Today a few million Michiganders joined tens of millions of Americans across the country in exercising their most fundamental right in a democracy—voting.  We witnessed a “course correction” for Michigan, for our nation and for public education.

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The Bitter Taste of Rejection

Editor’s Note: For anyone worried about the state of public education—especially if worry is accompanied by a feeling of powerlessness—today’s guest post accomplishes two different goals remarkably well: It entertains and inspires.

Ken Ferguson is a husband, dad, West Bloomfield School Board trustee, and a teacher/consultant for visually impaired students in Grosse Pointe Public School System. He also is a committed MEA member who signed on to be a Political Action Leader in his region. 

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Why and How I Use My Voice

By Rick Joseph 2015-16 Michigan Teacher of the Year Teacher voice. We raise our voices for all kinds of reasons every day. Perhaps no one understands the power of voice to influence behavior and effect change better than classroom teachers. I have reluctantly overcome familiar fears to raise my voice beyond the classroom. I try…

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