Washtenaw County Education Association

EMU Faculty Protest EAA Association

Dec 3, 2013

Eastern Michigan University faculty members held multiple protests today urging the school to end its involvement with Michigan's Education Achievement Authority. 

The EAA is a state school system tasked with improving consistently under-performing schools. 

Critics say the EAA removes too much control from local government. 

Steve Camron is a professor at EMU and one of the protest's organizers. He says involvement with the EAA will negatively impact enrollment in EMU's teacher education program.

The Washtenaw County Education Association has called for a boycott of Eastern Michigan University student teachers, citing EMU's affiliation with the state's Education Achievement Authority. 

WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.