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Nov 2: Focus on kids--abolish the current BoE
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Let's Build A System That Focuses On The Kids

The Current Board Isn't Doing This

From http://www.hawaiichildrenfirst.org/

The Board is in charge of the school system.  Its responsibilities include selecting the Superintendent; setting policies and priorities; approving how resources are distributed; and negotiating with the unions on things that matter in the classroom.

Despite its influence, the system has clearly failed the children, producing FURLOUGH FRIDAYS and MEDIOCRE TO POOR RESULTS.

  • In a recent Board meeting, the elected Board admitted Hawaii is a "poor performing state" and that it was not satisfied with the current pace of reform.

  • Last year, only 36% of Hawaii schools met adequate yearly progress.  35% of the students were not proficient in reading; 56% of students were not proficient in mathematics.

  • Only 13% of students attend college and graduate on-time.

  • Employers continue to tell us that our high school and college graduates are not  prepared for the workforce.

After 45 years of an elected Board, it's about time for a change.

VOTE YES on the constitutional amendment for an appointed Board.

Jon the Hawai’i’s Children First email list >>> HERE

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