June 19, 2019
By PAULA HERBART/President – Michigan Education Association
Unions learned an important lesson decades ago: collective action gets results.
Tuesday, educators from the Michigan Education Association and American Federation of Teachers Michigan — along with parents, students, and other public education supporters — descended on the Capitol to urge legislators to “Value Students, Respect Educators, and Fund our Schools.”
The #RedForEd movement is resounding across the country. Mass protests have resulted in increased funding for public schools that have been underfunded for decades. Here in Michigan, studies have documented that dramatic underfunding and the corresponding decline in student achievement.
We now have a governor willing to fight for adequate and equitable funding to support students.