For most school employees, Monday, September 5, represents the last day before students report to classrooms around the state (although many will have been back at it for a week or more already)!
UPDATED - After a five year legal fight over the 3 percent withheld from school employees paychecks – a fight that may not be done if the state appeals the most recent decision in the case – we know MEA members have questions about what this means for them. So, MEA has developed this frequently asked questions document to address some of those questions to the best of our ability, with the caveat that there are still many unknowns. Stay tuned here for updates as more information becomes available, and for answers to additional questions that come up.
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.