Parents have through Wednesday to complete an opinion survey on a new “school transparency dashboard” under development by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to replace the old school scorecards.
The theme of the 2018 Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development Conference could not be more timely: “Nevertheless, We Persist—Don’t Stop Believing.” MEA members have persisted through relentless attacks on public education, and we stand strong today.
Lawyers for MEA and AFT Michigan argued before the Michigan Supreme Court Wednesday in a dramatic culmination to a seven-year legal battle the two unions have waged seeking the return of $550 million taken from the paychecks of 200,000 public school employees.
The tax plan that House Republicans hope to rush through Congress next week is a terrible deal for middle class families and students which will lead to cuts to public schools and overcrowded classrooms.
The Legislature is on recess until Tuesday, Nov. 28 for the hunting/Thanksgiving break, leaving Lansing without having taken further action on two bills MEA has been monitoring:
Hundreds of MEA members turned out for flashlight vigils across the state Tuesday night—on the eve of a state Supreme Court hearing in the 3 percent court case—to shine a light on the faces of those affected by the seven-year legal battle.
After seven years of delays, more than $550 million remains withheld from school employees
LANSING – The Michigan Education Association today called on the Michigan Supreme Court to side with public school employees as oral arguments are held in the long-running “3 percent” case, in which more than $550 million was taken from school employees’ paychecks from 2010-12.
EAST LANSING – Michigan Education Association President Paula Herbart issued the following statement today on Senate consideration of SBs 584-586, allowing concealed weapons in schools: “MEA strongly opposes this legislation for the safety of students and school employees alike. Education and parent groups have joined us in opposing this misguided legislation because they too understand…
Yesterday evening, we received word that the State Senate would be considering a package of bills this week that would allow concealed weapons in gun-free zones like schools or churches.