No lesson planning. No paper grading. No classroom discipline issues to handle. Being a full-time release local president may not include routine classroom duties, but they’re doing double duty for their members, for their school district and for students.
Your MEA membership card does more than just identify you as a valued MEA member. It opens the door to savings that can really add up. Using your membership card, you can find discounts on groceries, on everyday needs and services like oil changes, on entertainment, and on travel.
When I talk to school employees across Michigan, I hear this frequent frustration — too many decisions that impact students and educators get made by policymakers without input from the experts working every day on the front lines.