Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s set to sign legislation allowing Detroit schoolchildren to be taught by uncertified teachers – no high school diploma, no college degree, no training required – as part of a DPS restructuring plan that passed the Senate Wednesday night with only Republican support.
Once again a Michigan Appeals court has ruled in favor of MEA and AFT Michigan in the so-called 3 percent case involving unconstitutional deductions taken from school employees’ paychecks from 2010-12 to fund future health care in retirement.
The case illustrates the power of standing together and taking collective action, as the litigation has stretched over five years and across several appeals by the State of Michigan. We have prevailed at every juncture.
It is wrong vs. right.