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American Association of University Women of Michigan
The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes equity for all women and girls, lifelong education, and positive social change. The AAUW offers scholarships, action for gender equity, and support for personal and professional growth, community leadership, and friendship.

American Federation of Teachers
The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO. The AFT has more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million members.

AFT Michigan
We are the 35,000 member state federation of the 1.3 million member American Federation of Teachers. We represent PreK-12 and ISD teachers and support staff, community college and university faculty, lecturers, administrators and graduate employees, and city and credit union employees.

Council About Parochiaid
Council of Organizations and Others For Education About Parochiaid (CAP) is organized to provide education on the following subjects: the preservation of religious liberty; the separation of church and state; and the importance of public education in a democracy. The Council also educates the public regarding the risks of granting governmental aid to nonpublic schools in Michigan.

Citizens Research Council of Michigan(CRC)
The CRC's objective has been to provide factual, unbiased independent information on significant issues concerning state and local government organization and finance.
DOME
An electronic magazine that covers "the people, issues and events shaping Michigan politics and policy."

Education Disinformation Detection and Reporting Agency

Welcome to the Education Disinformation Detection and Reporting Agency (EDDRA). EDDRA is dedicated to analyzing reports, dispelling rumors, rebutting lies about public education in the United States. It represents an on-line version of the work Gerald Bracey has been doing since 1991.


Great Lakes Center For Education Research and Practice
The mission of the Great Lakes Center is to identify, develop, support, publish, and widely disseminate empirically sound research on education policy and practices with the explicite goal of improving the quality of public education for all students within the Great Lakes Region.

Michigan Association of School Administrators
MASA is the professional association serving superintendents and their first line of assistants. The mission of MASA is to develop leadership and unity within its membership to achieve the continuous improvement of public education in Michigan.

Michigan Association of School Boards

The mission of the MASB is to provide quality educational leadership services for all of Michigan boards of education, and to advocate for student achievement and public education.

Michigan Education Association
The Michigan Education Association (MEA) is a self-governing education association, representing more than 157,000 teachers, faculty and education support staff throughout the state.
Education Writer's Association

Michigan Parent, Teachers and Students Association
PTA is over 100 years old and was started by a group of women concerned that children were working in sweatshops instead of going to school. In the years since, PTA had been instrumental in improving the lives of all children. PTA remains a Volunteer organization at all levels: local, council, regional, state (over 100,000 members in Michigan) and national (7 million nationwide).

National Council of Jewish Women Greater Detroit Section

The NCJW is the oldest national Jewish organization in the U.S.--the Detroit Section of NCJW is the oldest Jewish women's organization in Michigan. The rich and influential history of this organization is indicative of our continuing impact on the Detroit community. We are now in our 112th year as a non-profit organization committed to advocacy, community service and the empowerment of women, children and families.

National Education Association
The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education--from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

PEN Weekly NewsBlast
Public Education Network publishes a free weekly electronic newsletter featuring resources and information about public school reform, school finance and related issues.

SOS Michigan
The SOS Michigan Vision is to help students, schools and our state create a better future by mobilizing school communities to promote needed changes in how students are taught, and how schools and state services are funded and operate.

Michigan Goverment
Use the following website to find your Michigan Representative & Senator:
House of Representatives
Senate

U.S. Goverment
Use the following website to find your U.S. Representative & Senator:
House of Representatives
Senate

Michigan State Board of Education
Here is a valuable Michigan Department of Education website detailing the State's Board of Education. Here is a list of names, addresses and phone numbers of the eleven State Board members.