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Stand Up for History

Senator Patrick Colbeck is leading the charge to erase history. Colbeck and a group of others recently helped rewrite the proposed social studies standards for public school students in [...]

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Educators Applaud Whitmer Education Plan

Since 2011, too many lawmakers have sided with Betsy DeVos to push an education agenda that included slashing school funding and attacking our frontline educators. This approach has left Michigan [...]

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Education Budgets Move Through Legislative Process

We’re nearing the middle of the budget process, and the omnibus budgets for public education are waiting approval from the respective committees in the House and Senate. Higher Education [...]

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Hecker calls out Schuette for backtracking on 3%

David Hecker’s column in the Oakland Press calls out Bill Schuette for trying to rewrite history: “Following the Supreme Court’s ruling, Schuette’s communications director immediately [...]

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Labor Gathers at MI AFL-CIO Legislative Convention

Trade unionists from across Michigan gathered at UAW Region 1 in Warren on Wednesday, January 24 for the MI AFL-CIO Legislative Convention. Among other highlights, Taylor Federation of Teachers [...]

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Governor, Republican Legislative Leadership Reach Compromise Deal on MPSERS Hybrid “Reform”

Late this afternoon, Governor Rick Snyder, Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, and Senate Republican Leader Arlen Meekhof reached an agreement on changes to HB 4647 and SB 401, bills which reform [...]

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Legislative Update April 3, 2017

Legislators Return to Districts for Spring Recess After a busy start to the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, the Michigan Legislature has adjourned for two weeks to work in district. We encourage [...]

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Register for Understanding the Corporate Lobbies’ Attack on Public Education

Over the past decade, unions have been under attack in state legislatures across the country.  At the same time, there have been dramatic cuts in essential services, including both K-12 and [...]

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AFT Michigan and MEA Release Statement on Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 10, 2017 MEA, AFT Michigan see potential in education commission report – if lawmakers take full slate of recommendations and goals seriously           The [...]

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Legislative Update: February 24, 2017

It’s been a busy start to the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan Legislature. As you’ve seen in earlier emails, we already have accomplished our first big victory by defeating a state revenue cut [...]