Need help with your student loan? 04/02/2013
MEA-MFT created this program back in the 2007 legislative session. It has already assisted hundreds of qualifying Montana public school teachers. Check it out. You may qualify. Applicatinon deadline: April 30, 2013.
Protect our public schools: help stop SB 374 03/15/2013
Senate Bill 374 (Lewis) is a bill to take taxpayer dollars away from Montana’s public schools and give the money to “charter” schools. It’s bad for our public schools, children, and MEA-MFT members.
Protecting your pension 03/06/2013
For MEA-MFT, protecting our members' pensions is a top priority for the 2013 legislative session.
Anti-public school bills abound 03/04/2013
We are seeing an all-out assault on public schools this legislative session. To date, six bills meant to privatize public schools have been introduced. And so far, they are passing.
Major school funding bill advances 03/04/2013
SB 175, sponsored by Sen. Llew Jones, is the k-12 school funding bill of this session – and it passed the Senate Feb. 23. Now it must pass the House.
School privatization bill advances 02/20/2013
The Montana Senate has passed SB 81 (Lewis) – a "tuition tax credit" bill to create taxpayer funded public, private, and religious school scholarship organizations and scholarships.
Job opening at MEA-MFT 02/08/2013
MEA-MFT seeks a qualified individual to fill the position of Field Consultant, based in Billings.
Education funding makeover bill 02/04/2013
MEA-MFT and our partners in the education coalition have been very involved in working on this bill. It's a work in progress. We support SB 175, the bill described in this article.
Legislators gunning for your pension 01/30/2013
Protecting public employees' and teachers' pensions is one of MEA-MFT's top priorities this legislative session. Some legislators are gunning for your pension.
Our legislative agenda 01/22/2013
Buckle your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy legislative session. MEA-MFT is ready for the ride.
Martin Luther King & Day of Action 01/21/2013
MEA-MFT member and legislator Amanda Curtis shares this timely quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. -- just in time for the State Pay Plan Day of Action:
The United States of ALEC 01/18/2013
This new Bill Moyers documentary shows how the private sector and state politicians are teaming up to enact laws that increase corporate profits at public expense without public knowledge. They're doing it in Montana, too. Right now.
Did You Know? Stories about our great schools 01/08/2013
"Did You Know...Stories About the Great Work of Montana's Schools" was created by asking parents, administrators, teachers, and others about some of the innovative programs taking place in their local schools.
Legislature begins 01/08/2013
This legislature will make decisions every day that affect your job, your paycheck, your pension, the people you serve, and the very future of public education and public services in Montana.
We Are Montana 12/21/2012
We are Montana. Don't let anyone tell you differently. Don't let naysayers, boo birds, and anti-government, anti-union yahoos tell you differently. We are NOT Wisconsin. We are NOT Indiana. We are NOT Michigan.
Essential truths about our schools 12/21/2012
MEA-MFT recently teamed up with other other education advocacy groups in Montana to produce a major new document, “Essential Truths About the Great Work of Montana’s Public Schools.”
State employees warm the hearts of homeless kids 12/19/2012
MEA-MFT member and state employee Cheryl Parker, a compliance specialist at the state’s Child Support Enforcement Division in Missoula, shares this wonderful story of holiday giving:
Sandy Welch drops recount request 12/11/2012
Republican Sandy Welch is dropping her request for a recount in the state schools superintendent race that she narrowly lost to incumbent Denise Juneau.
Cecil B. Crawford featured in news story 11/28/2012
Cecil B. Crawford, MEA-MFT board member and 2012 Education Support Professional of the Year, was featured recently in a full-length article in the Missoulian.
Denise Juneau wins 11/21/2012
With the provisional ballots now in, Denise Juneau wins the superintendent of public instruction race. Great news!
Pupils before profit: Amanda Curtis 11/21/2012
MEA-MFT member Amanda Curtis wrote the following guest editorial debunking myths about charter schools. Amanda teaches math in Butte and has been elected to serve in the 2013 Montana Legislature.
Jan LaBonty on charter schools 11/21/2012
MEA-MFT member Jan LaBonty has written an excellent guest editorial exposing on the myth of charter schools.
TRS can be fixed - here's how 11/20/2012
Here is "the rest of the story," the real story about unfunded liability in the Montana Teachers' Retirement System
Election results 11/14/2012
MEA-MFT and our members worked our hearts out for our endorsed candidates, the candidates who believe in public services, public education, and employees' rights. It paid off.