Michigan delegates to NEA RA busy in D.C. during July 4 holiday

What did you do this Fourth of July weekend? 
Parade? Barbecue? Quick trip to the lake?   
While most MEA members were spending time with family and friends to celebrate the holiday, more than 250 are in Washington, D.C., this week doing the business of the organization at the NEA Representative Assembly.  

"Unconscionable": MEA President's response to Snyder decision to appeal 3% suit

MEA President Steven Cook today strongly condemned Gov. Rick Snyder’s decision to appeal a Court of Appeals ruling that would have returned more than $550 million taken from school employees’ paychecks to fund retiree health care.

"Unconscionable": MEA President's response to Snyder decision to appeal 3% suit

EAST LANSING, July 5, 2016 — The following can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook:
"It's unconscionable that Gov. Snyder has chosen to continue appealing the recent court decision that school employees should be refunded the 3 percent of their salary that was illegally taken from them.

State Report Points to Inequity, Need for Increased School Spending in Michigan

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.