The love affair education policymakers have had with standardized tests seems to be cooling off.
MEA members who are considered not in “good standing” are not eligible for the full range of legal representation by MEA under the Legal Representation policy. The only protection they have is what is provided for in their contract.
MEA members Melody Arabo, a Walled Lake elementary teacher and the 2014-15 Michigan Teacher of Year, and Mary Bouwense, Grand Rapids EA President and a special education teacher, have been named to Gov. Snyder’s special education task force led by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. The group will be recommending policy changes to Michigan’s special education system.