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.