AFT Michigan and MEA Presidents respond to selection of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education

LANSING — The selection of Betsy DeVos to serve as U.S. Secretary of Education is an affront to students and education professionals in Michigan, according to the leaders of Michigan’s school employee unions, the American Federation of Teachers Michigan and the Michigan Education Association

State budget experts say closing pension plan will cost taxpayers an extra $24 billion

A PowerPoint presentation making the rounds from the state's Department of Technology, Management and Budget is blowing a major hole in the cost savings arguments of lawmakers pushing to close down the pension system and switch new hires to a 401(k)-style program.