Issues and Legislation

Snyder Signs DPS Restructuring Plan

With no fanfare or public ceremony, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation to restructure Detroit Public Schools, and with the stroke of his pen uncertified teachers will be allowed to run classrooms in Detroit – no high school diploma, no college degree, no training required. 
 
As predicted, it didn't take long for that bad idea to spread. Even before Snyder's under-the-radar signing of the bill, conservative voices last weekend began calling for uncertified teachers to be allowed in classrooms across the state

Call to Action: Now is the Time to Lobby for Return of 3% Money

It’s a study in contrasts.

MEA’s court victory this week solidifies our strength in numbers and reinforces our power in sticking together. The five-year legal battle in the 3 percent retirement case, fought across multiple fronts, could hardly have been fought by a single member alone.

Yet now just two men stand between school employees and the money that a state appeals court has said should be returned to them: Gov. Rick Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette.

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