Five months ago, MEA members in Charlotte faced disciplinary action for wearing “red-for-ed” shirts in coordination with each other. Scared but undeterred, they participated in a statewide “Wednesday Walk-in” last May despite the superintendent’s threats, and he eventually backed down.Details
Now that the comment period is over for controversial proposed changes to Michigan’s K-12 Social Studies standards, educators can apply to join a task force that will review public feedback and make recommendations.
The deadline to apply for the task force is noon on Wednesday.Details
For the second time in the 15-year tenure of Ferris State University President David Eisler, faculty members have approved a resolution of “No Confidence” in the FSU leader for his administration’s poor handling of contract negotiations which has led to a faculty strike and ongoing turmoil at the university. The MEA-affiliated faculty union resoundingly approved…Details
Students can’t learn and be successful in school when they’re hungry.
That’s why the NEA Foundation is partnering with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign on a new grant program to help educators bring more breakfast options to students.Details
The Detroit News editorial board chose to cut nearly a third of the column that MEA President Paula Herbart submitted for her monthly “Labor Voices” column, which appeared in the paper last week. The nearly 200 words they chose to cut explained (with cited quotations) the positions of candidates Gretchen Whitmer, Bill Schuette, Debbie Stabenow…Details
Across the state, MEA members are still excited about the #RedForEd movement we’ve built in Michigan. After the success of the “Wear Red Wednesday Walk-Ins” in the spring, thousands of MEA members continued to wear red every Wednesday straight through the summer and as this new school year kicks off. But while this red-clad show…Details