MEA partners with MAME

Since 2003, Michigan has experienced the highest loss of certified school librarians in the country. With numbers dropping from 1,429 in 2003 to 531 in 2013—a 63 percent loss—Michigan now ranks 46th in the country with one certified working school librarian for every 2,494 students versus the national average of one school librarian for every 1,085 students. 

Meet Michigan's new State Superintendent Brian Whiston

He’s been a legislative aide, an education lobbyist, a university instructor and a local superintendent, but he says he never wanted to be the State Superintendent of Michigan schools. Nevertheless on July 1, Brian Whiston took on that new role at a time when public schools are struggling with tight budgets, the effects of standardized testing, educator evaluations, and relentless criticism.

Democrats have a plan to reverse tax hits to the middle class

Yesterday, Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate launched a bold plan to relieve tax burdens on families, seniors and individuals. Blueprint for Michigan’s Families would restore nearly $1 billion in tax credits lost in Gov. Snyder’s 2011 tax shift from the middle class, seniors and working families to the $2 billion in tax breaks for big corporations.

MEA statement in response to MERC decision on resignation window case

EAST LANSING, Mich., September 16, 2015 – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Steven Cook in response to today’s decision by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission (MERC) on the resignation window case:

“MEA strongly disagrees with MERC’s ruling, but expect it to have little impact on our membership.  When the written decision is available, we will be reviewing it to determine our next steps, which may include appealing the decision to the courts.