Much like Michigan’s roads, the state’s once-proud education system has been neglected over the past eight years as lawmakers pursued the Betsy DeVos agenda despite pleas from school professionals, says Gretchen Whitmer, MEA’s recommended candidate in the governor’s race. That will change if she’s elected, Whitmer pledged at a press conference outlining her education plan—“Get…
Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is still erupting and spewing lava and ash onto Hawaii’s Big Island, and our union brothers and sisters in the Hawaii State Teachers Association have been affected.
Next Wednesday, July 18, is the deadline to register for MEA’s Summer Leadership Conference (July 31 to August 2 at Saginaw Valley State University).
Students in a Kenowa Hills STEM program literally watched their ideas soar into the atmosphere at the end of the school year.
NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcìa’s passionate opening remarks brought forth waves of cheers and tears at the NEA Representative Assembly, which continues throughout the week in Minneapolis.
MEA and MEA-Higher Education Board member Eva Menefee has been advising college students for more than three decades. She and others want union members and their families interested in signing up for MEA’s new free college program to be fully informed about their choices.
Michigan’s Teachers of the Year will gather together in Lansing on July 5 to celebrate their formation of a new statewide organization dedicated to cultivating teacher leadership.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce our recommendation of Rashida Tlaib for election to Congress in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. “Rashida is a proven fighter who will protect our public schools, support our educators, and ensure all our kids have a chance to learn and thrive,” said MEA President Paula…
EAST LANSING – The following statement can be attributed to MEA President Paula Herbart regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. AFSCME:
June 20, 2018
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Michigan’s public education system was the envy of the country. We provided our schools with adequate funding and led the nation in student achievement. Families relocated to Michigan for good jobs and a great public school system. As recently as 20 years ago, Michigan led Great Lakes states in education funding and student proficiency.