IN THE NEWS: Better schools for kids worth a tax increase


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Better schools for kids worth a tax increase

I was thrilled to read that the Hawaii State Teachers Association is submitting a bill to the Legislature that may finally address the issues that have been plaguing our schools for years.

Our public schools are grossly underfunded and our children are routinely subjected to obscene amounts of standardized testing and test preparation, while being forced to spend their days in hot and crumbling facilities and denied access to the arts and electives that foster creative expression, critical thinking and personal growth.

Yes, there would be a cost involved with properly funding our schools, to the tune of a slight general excise tax increase.

But if we truly care about educating and caring for our keiki, then shouldn’t we put our money where our mouth is? Aren’t our children worth it? Mine are. I’ll gladly pay.

Mike Landes

Kihei, Maui

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