MEA response to release of potential school closing list

EAST LANSING — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook regarding the release of the list of schools up for potential closure by the state’s School Reform Office:

“We all need to be dedicated to ensuring every child, regardless of their zip code, gets a great public education.  But when it comes to closing schools through the School Reform Office, we need to take a hard look at how this process is working.

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Labor Voices: Treat Michigan school employees fairly

‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years. Jennifer Young,…

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