Think About It editorials January 2012 - KFVE, K5-Hawaii News, Weather and Sports

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  • January 30, 2012

    Think About It: Teacher Quality Assessment

    Think About It: Teacher Quality Assessment

    As the state and the teachers association go back to the drawing board to resolve contract issues, the DOE is left in the unenviable position of dancing around the concept of making progress in order to assuage federal reviewers and keep our $75-million in race To The Top money.More >>
  • January 26, 2012

    Think About It: Race For The Top

    Think About It: Race For The Top

    It was going to be a wild year in local politics anyway, with a rare U.S. Senate seat open and a vacated U.S. House seat up for grabs, but things just got a little more interesting and convoluted as former two-time Hawaii governor, Ben Cayetano, threw his hat into the Honolulu mayoral race.More >>
  • January 23, 2012

    Think About It: Rejected

    Think About It: Rejected

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back to grumbling about potholes and people texting while driving comes word that the public school teachers overwhelmingly turned down a new contract offer that their own union had said was good to go.More >>
  • January 19, 2012

    Think About It: Taxed Messaging

    Think About It: Taxed Messaging

    As budget shortfalls are projected for the state a few years down the road, one possible solution being tossed around, as usual, is to raise taxes. With our citizenry already feeling the burden of three tough years with a weak economy, this is not a happy solution.More >>
  • January 16, 2012

    Think About It: The Race Is (Back) On

    Think About It: The Race Is (Back) On

    Even with the recent sense of relief over the apparent détente between the state and the Hawaii State Teachers' Association, it should come as no surprise that Hawaii didn't fare too well in year #1 of its mission related to the Race To The Top $75-million grant.More >>
  • January 12, 2012

    Think About It: Drawing Lines, Drawing Conclusions

    Think About It: Drawing Lines, Drawing Conclusions

    A couple of major items to keep an eye on from last week. First off, the district re-alignment for voting purposes has been voided by the state Supreme Court, which might mean that the Big Island gets one more representative in our local legislature at the expense of Oahu due to its population growth relative to Oahu over the past decade.More >>
  • January 9, 2012

    Think About It: Building Blocks

    Think About It: Building Blocks

    State senators are looking to pump a half-billion dollars into our economy through much-needed construction and infra-structure repair projects. The funding from this would come through bonds, and there appear to be plenty of willing buyers.More >>
  • January 5, 2012

    Think About It: Home Schooling

    Think About It: Home Schooling

    On February 23, 2000, I did an editorial about the fact that education of our keiki begins at home- with the parents. Over 1,245 editorials and 12-years later, that concept and hope hasn't changed, it's just that some of the players have changed.
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  • January 2, 2012

    Think About It: Saint/Sadness

    Think About It: Saint/Sadness

    As I drove by the just-about defunct Hawaii Medical Center East in Liliha the other day, I noticed the sad irony and dichotomy of signs sitting by the hospital's front entrance. Right next to a sign recently added that indicated pride in the upcoming beatification of Blessed Marianne Cope was a sign hastily placed over the emergency room sign, indicating that the emergency room was closed.More >>
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