Posted on 01/26/15 at 10:52am

​It’s not too early to start thinking about NEA’s 17th annual Read Across America Day celebration on March 2. This year’s theme honors the Dr. Seuss classic, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” And MEA is providing materials to help you showcase your efforts to promote reading.

Posted on 01/26/15 at 10:58am

With states across the country—including Michigan—debating whether to implement a system that ranks schools on letter grades, a report by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice shows that using an A-F letter-grade ranking is invalid and fails to provide important information about a school’s quality.

Posted on 01/28/15 at 10:26am

When you find yourself in a hole, the first step to getting out is to stop digging.

The hole I am referring to is the $1 billion taxpayers spend each year on Michigan’s experiment with charter schools. 

Posted on 01/20/15 at 12:10pm

MEA has secured special pricing for Detroit Pistons games that are not available to the general public. 

Posted on 01/20/15 at 12:12pm

The Library of Michigan (LM) released its 2015 Notable Book List which celebrates Michigan people, places and events.

Posted on 01/12/15 at 12:53pm

Only one in three people in Michigan has an associate’s degree or higher so President Obama’s proposal to provide free community college tuition for the first two years could take away the financial barrier that keeps many students from going to school beyond high school. The plan could save each student an average of $3,800 annually if a student takes advantage of the offer.

50th House District Charles Smiley

 

Type of Recommendation :  Continuing

Democrat

Charles Smiley                                               

Cell phone:      810 730-9569

Web site:  Charlessmiley4staterep.com

Email:  csmiley2253@gmail.com

51st House District Steve Losey

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat      

Steve Losey

Cell phone:  810-955-1553              

Email:  loseyforstaterep@gmail.com

Public Schools are the Corner Stone of America.

66th House District Richard (Dick) Rajkovich

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Richard Rajkovich                            

Cell phone:      269-910-3618

Web site:         www.rajkovichforstatehouse.com

Email:    brackloon@bciwildblue.com       

71st House District Theresa Abed

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Theresa Abed                                                             

Office phone:    

Web site:         www.theresaabed.com

84th House District Terry Brown

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Terry Brown                                       

Cell 517 899-1626

Carolb.slp@gmail.com

Web site:  TerryBrown.info

Email:  terrybrown84@gmail.com

Campaign email:  terrybrown@terrybrown.info

97th House District Chris Breznau

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Chris Breznau                                     

Home phone:  989 948-8742

Web site:         facebook.com/pages/Chris-Breznau-for-97th-District-State-Representative/406072419426816

102nd House District Brendan Maturen

 

Type of Recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Brendan Maturen

Cell phone: 231 680-0331

Web site: www.brendanmaturen.com

Email: Brendan@brendanmaturen.com

Strong, well funded public education is essential for the future success of our children, our communities, and our state.

107th House District Suzanne Shumway

 

Type of recommendation:  Regular

Democrat

Suzanne Shumway     

Email:    sshumway@ncmich.edu

                Suzanne.avis.shumway@gmail.com

Web site:             www.Suzanneshumway.com

Cell phone:      231 881-1107

Collective bargaining has a spot on the November ballot

This afternoon, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of collective bargaining rights and working families with their decision to allow the Protect Working Families proposal on the November ballot. Ballot language will now be written.

The Court rejected the challenges from special interest groups that the proposal failed to list the sections of the Constitution that would be affected. All along, the Protect Our Jobs campaign maintained that there was no legal basis for keeping the proposal off the ballot.

The Supreme Court also approved the ballot proposals requiring a two-thirds legislative majority or statewide vote to raise taxes and voter approval for a new international border crossing.

Will you get a refund of your 3 percent? Supreme Court will decide

It will have to be the courts again to ultimately decide whether the Legislature has overstepped its bounds when it comes to school employees and their retirement benefits. Gov. Snyder is appealing a recent Michigan Court of Appeals decision that the 3 percent “tax” on employees for their retiree health care is unconstitutional.

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