Many MEA members and leaders got their first close-up look at Gretchen Whitmer, MEA’s recommended gubernatorial candidate, at last week’s Bargaining, Public Affairs & Professional Development conference.
On Tuesday evening, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García will be part of a Journey for Justice panel about educational equity in communities of color at 6 p.m. at the Wayne State University campus.
To be announced.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association is pleased to announce our continuing recommendation of Senator Debbie Stabenow for reelection to the United States Senate.
According to media reports, Gov. Snyder will present an education budget on Wednesday recommending a per pupil increase of more than $233 for next year.
In the face of a growing teacher shortage largely caused by attacks on public education, Michigan Democrats recently unveiled a sweeping plan to restore respect and invest in supports for educators through a variety of avenues – salaries, pensions, health care, and more.
A controversial measure to give enhancement millage money to for-profit charter schools has passed both chambers of the Legislature and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder’s signature. SB 574 was opposed by MEA along with community, school, and parent groups.
For Mike Shoudy, MEA’s newly named executive director, the union is an organization he loves. But it’s also more than that, he says: a movement, a calling, a force for good.
Last August, MEA member Bob Cindric went on a church mission trip where he found as much as he gave. As a result, he returned to his school district in Michigan with an ambitious new cause.
EAST LANSING – The Michigan Education Association and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the hiring of Mike Shoudy as the next Executive Director of the state’s largest school employee union.