Labor Voices: Treat Michigan school employees fairly

‘Average Michigan teacher salary drops for the 4th consecutive year,” read newspaper headlines across the state earlier this summer. This news comes from a Center for Educational Performance and Information report about non-inflation-adjusted salary data. Actual salaries and take-home pay for many Michigan teachers have dropped every year for the last four years.

Algonac teacher to receive Habitat for Humanity house

Shrinking incomes are driving Michigan educators like ‘Coach Smitty’ into severe financial hardship — and some out of the profession entirely

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a situation that spotlights the financial hardships endured by growing numbers of Michigan educators in recent years, a veteran St. Clair County teacher has been selected for a Habitat for Humanity home.

MEA and AFT Michigan Praise Education Finance Study; call for Legislative action

For many years, MEA members - experts on the front lines of Michigan's public schools - have decried the unstable, inequitable, and inadequate nature of education funding in our state.  In the wake of the $1 billion in public education cuts in 2011, the impacts of our broken school funding system have been felt in communities across the state, at every level of our education system.