Key MEA Legislative Priorities for 2023

From school safety and student mental health to curriculum flexibility and overhauling how public education is paid for in Michigan, there is a long list of pro-education policies that the Legislature and Gov. Whitmer need to address over the long term.

MEA’s legislative agenda for the coming years is set by the MEA Legislation Commission, which includes members from across the state and is informed from input gathered from rank-and-file members. The commission’s report for 2023-25 will be considered by the MEA Board of Directors and published later this spring.

In the short run, however, several areas need immediate attention in Lansing that have been brought up repeatedly by MEA members since the successful 2022 elections. While far from exhaustive, these are some of the issues that MEA is working with lawmakers to accomplish in 2023 and beyond.

Key MEA Legislative Priorities for 2023:
Student Academic Support
Evaluation & Testing
◼ Collective Bargaining & Job Security Rights
◼ Educator Compensation
Public Education Funding

Download a complete rundown about these five areas from the MEA Voice magazine.

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