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Michigan Teachers

Judge: Michigan Teachers Can Exit Union Anytime

AP | DAVID EGGERT | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out wi...

Joy Resmovits

Schools Shut Down A Month Early

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.14.2013 | Detroit

It's official. For the 400 or so students in Buena Vista, Mich., school is over, even though the academic year isn't supposed to end until the mid...

Teacher-Turned-Stripper Sues Michigan School District Over Firing

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

Susan Brennan, a former West Ottawa High School teacher, has filed a federal employment discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan district, claiming...

Simone Landon

Detroit Area Charter School Teachers Form Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 12.15.2011 | Detroit

After a six-month organizing drive, teachers at a suburban Detroit charter school voted to unionize on Wednesday, simultaneously certifying a new unio...

Joy Resmovits

Michigan Plan To Privatize Public School Teaching Sparks Concern

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.02.2011 | Education

Michigan state Republicans said this week they are preparing a package of bills to privatize public school teaching -- eliciting concerns about workin...

Teachers In Detroit Face Big Cuts To Wages, Health Care

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

(Reuters) - Detroit public school teachers will take a 10 percent wage cut and pay more for health care in what the school system's manager on Fri...

Survey: Nearly 30% Of Michigan Teachers Report Pressure To Cheat

Detroit Free Press | CHASTITY PRATT DAWSEY AND KRISTI TANNER-WHITE | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

One out of three public school educators report pressure from bosses, parents or others to change grades, and nearly 30% say pressure to cheat on stan...

Joy Resmovits

Michigan House Tackles Teacher Quality

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education

Michigan became the latest state to sink its teeth into the question of teacher discipline and tenure Thursday, when the state House passed a four-bil...

Michigan's New Motto: Blame It on the Teachers

Susan J. Demas | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Republicans are forever telling us that they're paid too much. Unless you are saving lives on the operating table or vaccinating children in Africa, it takes a certain kind of chutzpah to berate teachers.