Tell lawmakers to say YES to fed education help

Last Friday’s virtual rally – viewed by thousands of people – reinforced the need for federal action to help schools prevent pandemic-driven budget cuts. Watch a new video with highlights from the rally, including supportive comments from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters – and be sure to contact your members of Congress to urge passage of the $175 billion needed nationally to help public education.

Unfortunately, there are those in the State Legislature who don’t want this much needed federal funding. House Resolution 267, sponsored by 10 Republican lawmakers, advocates against Congressional aid for schools. Take a moment to tell your state representative and state senator to oppose HR 267 and, instead, advocate with Congress for the passage of much needed funding for Michigan students and schools.

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With educator shortages crippling the state’s K–12 workforce and impacting learning opportunities for students, Launch Michigan today released the findings of a statewide survey of more than 5,000 public school teachers and other professionals. The findings shed light on many of the reasons why Michigan educators are leaving the profession. Launch Michigan, a partnership of business, […]

Whitmer signs ’20-21 K-12 budget

On Tuesday in Kentwood, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the 2021-22 K-12 education budget, which invests a record $17.1 billion in schools and equalizes the state’s foundation grant funding for districts at $8,700 per pupil. MEA President Paula Herbart joined Whitmer at the press conference announcing the signing.  See her remarks in this WLNS news coverage […]