Rockford seniors are learning how to handle money after they graduate from high school. Hopefully, those lessons will keep them from joining the thousands of students who are saddled with a student loan debt that prevents them from enjoying a future of economic security.
Bronwyn Jones has been teaching English at Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) for 27 years. She remembers, “As faculty, we are embedded in the school and we are the closest people to the students. We wanted a seat at the table so that we could contribute our collective wisdom to the success of the education institution that we care so much about.”
But the administration wasn’t eager to have them involved.
The Oakland Community College Faculty Association (OCCFA) spent most of their summer locked in contract negotiations with the College. But their bargaining took on a new focus when the ability of students and the community to use the College to complete their education was in jeopardy. And so the faculty diversified their efforts to champion this new cause.
For weeks, the Mackinac Center has been gearing up its campaign to convince members to drop their MEA membership. Last year, they used full-page newspaper ads and mailings in their strategy. But this year—they’ve gone too far. The Mackinac Center is hijacking public school employees’ emails and spamming their mobile phones with messages encouraging members to opt out of MEA.
Because they say they’re delivering a “commercial message” via phones and computers, you have a way to stop their harassment and the invasion of your privacy!