Opinion: Michigan v. DeVos is more than just a lawsuit

July 15, 2020
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
lawsuit filed last week against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos created a case name that captures a long-standing feeling among educators and friends of public education.
Michigan v. DeVos.
After years of Betsy DeVos and her family pushing an extreme, anti-public education agenda across our state and nation, it’s a fitting phrase.
Her most recent angle — which prompted the lawsuit from our state and several others — funnels taxpayer dollars to private and religious schools instead of the public and low income schools for which they were intended to help students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Recruit. Respect. Retain. MEA launches Michigan Educator Project to hear from front lines about educator shortage

EAST LANSING — With media coverage continuing to focus on Michigan's educator shortage, MEA has launched www.MichiganEducatorProject.org so the public can hear directly from front-line teachers and other education employees about what's driving the crisis. “Recruit. Respect. Retain.” Under that banner, the new site includes videos from educators – recorded both before and during the pandemic [...]