Michigan Education Association

MEA statement on education reform bills

EAST LANSING, Mich., April 28, 2009- The Michigan Education Association is aware that there may be misconceptions circulating regarding an agreement between our association and Rep. Tim Melton on his school reform bills.

The following statement can be attributed to Ed Sarpolus, MEA Director of Government Affairs:

“While we have had made significant progress on reform legislation during several meetings with Rep. Melton and Speaker Andy Dillon, there is no formal agreement at this time. We are hopeful that continued talks will result in an agreement that benefits Michigan’s schools, its students and thousands of dedicated school employees.”


Contact: Ed Sarpolus, Director of Government Affairs 517-927-9776

 “The mission of the MEA is to ensure that the education of our students and the working environments of our members are of the highest quality.”

Updated: April 28, 2009 3:38 PM