Let's Build A System That Focuses On The Kids
The Current Board Isn't Doing This
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.
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