MEA President blasts “pensions for potholes” scheme during conference speech

EAST LANSING – MEA President Paula Herbart blasted the so-called “pensions for potholes” scheme today, and urged public school employees across the state to raise their voices to oppose the risky shell game.

By many accounts, including by some conservative economists like Patrick Anderson, the reckless road funding scheme is irresponsible. Raiding pension funds for road fixes could undermine the retirement of hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents, drive the state deeper into debt, and saddle taxpayers with massive future costs.

He Showed Me My Voice

[Editor’s Note: Asked to comment about her former teacher, Robert Lurie, for an article about him in MEA Voice magazine, Reilly wrote the following reply in response to the question how has Mr. Lurie influenced your life?] By Reilly Farr Waverly High School Class of 2019 Where do I even begin with this? I’ll start with a…

Saginaw Valley State University professor honored as 2019 Higher Educator of the Year

David Schneider honored at NEA Representative Assembly for dedication to student retention on campus SAGINAW — David Schneider, a communication professor at Saginaw Valley State University, was honored as the 2019 Higher Educator of the Year at the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly this month in Houston. Schneider is a longtime member and leader of…

Visit StrongPublicSchools.org to engage in Election 2020

NEA’s new StrongPublicSchools.org website offers some great tools to help you learn more about the candidates for the 2020 presidential race and get engaged in next year’s election: – Compare Candidates – Especially useful given the number of candidates running, the Compare Candidates tool lets you select from everyone running to learn more about their stances on issues important for…