Speak up on Evaluation, Snow Day Bills

In this last week before state lawmakers head into a two-week spring break, bills that would impact teacher evaluation and snow day waivers could be discussed in committees this week. Make your voice heard with your state representative and senator on HB...

Michigan Educators Raise Concerns in Statewide Survey

Only 25 percent of all Michigan educators – and just 20 percent of teachers – would recommend a career in education to a young person they know, according to results released Wednesday from a statewide educator survey conducted last month. Factors that most negatively...

Whitmer Makes Education a Priority

By Brenda OrtegaMEA Voice Editor Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listed education funding along with fixing roads and other infrastructure as the top two priorities facing Michigan policymakers during her first State of the State address on Tuesday night. Everyone can see the...

MEA’s Recap of 2018 Lame Duck Session

The 2018 Lame Duck session is in the books and while some negative legislation passed, many of the significant attacks on public education, labor unions and the incoming Democratic administration were either stopped in the Legislature or vetoed by outgoing Gov. Rick...

Lame Duck 2018 Over

Lame Duck 2018 OVER We are pleased to report that, just after 8a on Friday, Dec. 21, the Legislature adjourned, ending the 2018 Lame Duck session. While we certainly had some losses, including the School Aid Fund raid executed overnight (see below), of note the...