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May 3, 2010


The governor suggested that teachers and principals return to the classroom without pay for the final three "Furlough Fridays" of the school year. The concept was met with high hopes by some in the Save Our Schools hui, but that hope was soon dashed by the State Board of Education chair, who called the idea "reckless" and ridiculous". Another party to this on-going problem suggested the idea was illegal.

Wow, after six months of no decisions, name-calling, tossing of this political football all over the place, and no one taking accountability for resolving things in October or December or February or April, it might be suggested that everyone involved in this fiasco has taken an approach that has could easily be perceived as being both ridiculous and reckless for most of the past six months.

But it's good to hear that the adults are still talking in this wonderful little civics lesson that public schools kids can sink their teeth into, especially since they have had so much additional free time to ponder the intricacies and nuances of this touchy situation. If I sound a bit sarcastic and cynical, it's only because we keep hearing of suggestions thrown out there, and then they end up getting thrown out as the parties involved simply can't see eye to eye, ear to ear, or ego to ego. And very few react. Well, enjoy summer break kids; soon enough, you'll have the opportunity to grow up to perhaps become an apathetic non-voter like the majority of adults in Hawaii. Think about it…

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