MEA Supports Lawsuit by Detroit Teachers, DFT, AFT

LANSING, Mich., Jan. 29, 2016 — The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook regarding the DFT/AFT lawsuit challenging conditions in Detroit Public Schools:

“Just as we’ve seen in Flint, the conditions in Detroit Public Schools are appalling. No one can argue that point. The issue is whether we’re willing to tolerate Third-World conditions in our urban centers. The question is if we’re going to stand up for democracy.

MEA Members Join Flint Water Protest Outside of Snyder's State of the State Address

Along with other mid-Michigan MEA members, Lansing teacher Holly Daniels braved bitter cold temperatures at a protest outside the Capitol building Tuesday evening to show her support for Flint children poisoned by drinking lead-contaminated water. 
“I worry about what the long-term effects are going to be on these kids who drank water that was so contaminated for so long,” Daniels said.