AFT Michigan Take Action: Legislative Action Center
2011-2012 AFT Michigan Legislative Agenda
AFT Michigan will be pursuing a legislative agenda throughout the 2011-12 session that includes quality education, equitable
funding, and employment conditions that honor employees. The Legislative Agenda is the result of an issue survey conducted of our membership and the issues speak to our members concerns about improving education.
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Current Advocacy Campaigns and Issues from AFT Michigan Get Active
Do We Need More Cyber Charter Schools?
Senate Bill 619 (H-3), has passed the Senate and is currently before the House. It seeks to expand enrollment in online learning for Michigan's
children without regard for past success or sustainability. These Cyber schools would get the full foundation allowance with no oversight or
accountability, and would not have to comply with the same transparency, curriculum, or grade level content standards. We oppose SB 619 and urge
you to send an email to your legislators asking them to vote NO on the bill.
Expansion of Dual Enrollment
Senate Bills 622(H-2), 623(H-2), 709(H-1), and 710(H-2), have passed the Senate and is in front of the full Michigan House soon. These bills would
broaden the current guidelines for dual enrollment participation by amending the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act and the Career and
Technical Education Act. AFT Michigan supports dual enrollment for High School Students, but these bills have some serious flaws. These bills
increase the drain on state revenues with home-schooled and private-school pupils accessing tuition free higher education paid for by tax-payers! We urge you to send a letter to your Representative asking them to vote NO on these bills.
Raise Your Voice for a Better Michigan Future!
In Lansing, the Republican majority continues to try and silence your voice. They could be working on issues that actually encourage job growth, stabilize the budget and make it easier for you to provide for your family; instead they continue to attack our ability to come together and bargain with our employers over wages, working conditions and due process. Please take a minute right now and send an email to your State Representative and ask them to stop trying to take away your voice!
See the AFT Michigan Capitol Report for additional current Michigan legislative information.