Hundreds of people braved steady rain Monday night to show support of teachers in Utica and Parchment who have been working without contracts since July.
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“I knew that if I became a teacher, I was going to be a good one. I was going to be there for my students, no matter what. I was going to advocate for my students, and not just for my students, but for the staff and colleagues I’m going to be working with.”
Longtime MEA activist and Lansing teacher Deborah McMillan was posthumously awarded the 2017 MEA Distinguished Service Award, our organization’s highest honor, during last weekend’s Representative Assembly.
Local leaders in Parchment and Utica – where contract talks have stalled – are asking union members from neighboring communities to join them in informational picketing next Monday evening.
Welcome to the first edition of “Lobbying Insider,” a new recurring feature in MEA Voice to give members a behind-the-scenes look at MEA’s legislative advocacy. By David Michelson and Christina Canfield, MEA Lobbyists MEA lobbyists have analyzed data from an MEA member survey regarding teacher evaluations. The lobbyists have worked hard to find common ground with…
For seven months this year, the words of Flint-area students poured from copper pipes whenever spigots were turned in an innovative “sound mural” commissioned by the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Visitors to the museum placed their ears next to faucets to hear digital recordings of the students’ poems, letters,…