Across Michigan on Wednesday, Aug. 3, MEA and AFT Michigan members will gather together in their communities to protest Gov. Rick Snyder's frivolous appeal of a court ruling that school employees are owed 3% of their salary that the state illegally stole from paychecks.
Educators who want a voice in the sweeping new federal law replacing No Child Left Behind have a chance now to get involved - and it's urgent that they do.
Important changes are in the works for every aspect of education policy in Michigan, and educators are needed to review plans and give feedback.
Michigan needs to spend more money on education across the board to help school districts boost student achievement, and additional per-pupil funding for special needs students should be added on top of that, according to a long-awaited state-commissioned report issued today.