MEA and MEA-Higher Education Board member Eva Menefee has been advising college students for more than three decades. She and others want union members and their families interested in signing up for MEA’s new free college program to be fully informed about their choices.Details
Michigan’s Teachers of the Year will gather together in Lansing on July 5 to celebrate their formation of a new statewide organization dedicated to cultivating teacher leadership.Details
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce our recommendation of Rashida Tlaib for election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. “Rashida is a proven fighter who will protect our public schools, support our educators, and ensure all our kids have a chance to learn and thrive,” said MEA President Paula…Details
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME:Details
June 20, 2018
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Michigan’s public education system was the envy of the country. We provided our schools with adequate funding and led the nation in student achievement. Families relocated to Michigan for good jobs and a great public school system. As recently as 20 years ago, Michigan led Great Lakes states in education funding and student proficiency.Details
Update 6/13: On Tuesday, June 12, the Legislature held its final session day prior to the summer break. The education budget passed, as outlined below – including negative language changes impacting partnership schools and districts. Notably on that front, there was recognition by some that the language and structure of the partnership agreement amendments leaves…Details
Joint MEA / AFT Michigan News Release
Since 2011, too many lawmakers have sided with Betsy DeVos to push an education agenda that included slashing school funding and attacking our frontline educators. This approach has left Michigan near the bottom of almost every metric, from literacy to college preparedness.
Gretchen Whitmer’s “Get It Done: Better Schools Now for Michigan Students” plan will counter that damaging agenda by working with educators who know best what students need to succeed.Details
Standardized test scores and other student growth measures are poised to take on even greater significance in Michigan classrooms next fall – if state lawmakers fail to act on proposed legislation before adjourning for the summer.
The percentage of a Michigan teacher’s evaluation that is tied to student test scores will jump to 40 percent from 25 percent currently, unless lawmakers pass House Bill 5707 to stop the mandated increase from going into effect next school year.Details
State lawmakers have nearly worked out a budget deal that includes modest funding increases for K-12 schools, community colleges and higher education, but several policy changes – including one to punish so-called “partnership” schools in struggling communities – may be holding up the process and should not be included in the spending plan. Contact your…Details