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The MEA is only as strong as its members’ voices. Through the Association, you are able to have a voice in decisions made regarding your career, your students and the profession as a whole. MEA advocates for policies that advance the mission of great public schools for every Maine student. Including your voice in the process that strengthens our schools and in turn improves the education for all our students.

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Under the Dome: Busy Days in the State House

Under the Dome: Busy Days in the State House

Dear MEA Members – The Committee work of the Legislature is winding down.  This past week was the last week we expect Committees to conduct public hearings and work sessions on bills.  Now, with just a few exceptions, most of the work will happen on the...

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Under the Dome: Gun Safety, Mental Health Bills

Under the Dome: Gun Safety, Mental Health Bills

Dear MEA Members – A few quick updates for you this week. Lobby Days: Last week’s MEA Lobby Day was a total success.  Those that attended told us they had an awesome experience and we talked to dozens of legislators about lifting wages for school support staff...

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Under the Dome: MEA Members are Making the Case

Under the Dome: MEA Members are Making the Case

Dear MEA Members – On Thursday of February break, the halls of the State House were filled in a sea of red.  MEA members from all over the state were in the State House advocating for our schools, our professions, and our students.  With red shirts, red...

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Legislative Lobbying

Our legislative program lobbies the Maine Legislature and Congress for school funding, education laws that make sense and more. Lawmakers need to hear from the experts in our schools and when you can’t be there MEA leadership and staff ensure lawmakers understand the impact of proposed policies on your work and on your students.

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Because of MEA’s presence, in the last few years, some of the success include:  

  • Hundreds of Millions more in education funding
  • Elimination of the testing mandate tied to teacher evaluations
  • Changes to the Rules of Restraint and Seclusion to make them manageable/realistic for educators

Why is the MEA involved in politics? Why should educators worry about who gets elected?   Here are three good answers:

  1. Protection of public schools is a fundamental task of the Association. With repeated political attacks on our schools at the state and national level, educators must defend their programs and MEA has led the way in proclaiming the success of Maine schools and defeating attempts to displace public schools as the cornerstone of our democracy.
  2. Funding for K-12 schools, the University of Maine, and Technical College Systems is largely dependent upon the goodwill of state legislators. The health and prosperity of your program, salary, and benefits is directly tied to votes on school funding. MEA is a strong proponent for more funding and is often the only voice for student needs.
  3. What you teach and how you do your job is the result of political decisions. If MEA isn’t involved, decisions about school curricula, teaching methodologies, student assessment, and graduation requirements will be made without regard for educator interests.

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