This week’s meeting focused on a political action discussion and introducing new volunteer opportunities.
MNEA is currently involved in two big political campaigns, Degrees Not Debt and Protect Our Local Schools.
Degrees Not Debt is a national campaign that focuses on reducing the amount of debt that have college students have by the time they graduate. This campaign is particulalry relevant to us now and in the future!
Protect Our Local Schools deals with Amendment 3, an amendment on the ballot this November. Amendment 3 aims to have the majority of teacher evaluations be based on standardized test scores, as well as basing up to 50 percent of a teacher’s salary on these scores too. Along with this, it takes away teacher tenure and prevents collective bargaining for pay scales and benefits. MNEA says this amendment will take away local control, increase cost, and implement a one-size-fits-all approach. MNEA opposes this amendment!
For more information about either of these campaigns you can visit mnea.org and nea.org. For Amendment 3 info, you may also visit www.protectourlocalschools.com.
Volunteer opportunities that were discussed at the meeting include; Schuyler Family Fun Night, Science on Saturdays, High School Tutoring, and more! Please visit our new Volunteer Opportunities tab for more details!
- MAE Film Series: The Address- Sept. 25th from 4-6pm in VH 1000
- SCORE Mock Interviews- Sept. 29th, sign up with the career center
- MNEA Fall Leadership Conference- Oct. 18th from 10-3 at Battle High School in Columbia; sign up at mnea.org (it’s free and we will carpool to get there!)
- Schuyler Family Fun Night- Nov. 6th from 6-7:30pm
- Next meeting is Oct. 6th at 5pm!
Don’t forget to check out the Volunteer Opportunities tab for more upcoming opportunities!