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Con Am illuminated school funding crisis

Con Am illuminated school funding crisis

Gov, schools superintendent call for more school resources, better pay

Even though the state Supreme Court blocked voters from deciding on the constitutional amendment to better fund our schools, the HSTA’s Con Am campaign helped focus attention on chronic public school underfunding, low teacher pay and the negative consequences those problems have on students.

  Friday, October 26, 2018  /  Number of views (374)
Ige supports Con Am; Pledges to assure it will NOT raise cost of living

Ige supports Con Am; Pledges to assure it will NOT raise cost of living

Governor says he'll veto any proposal that would raise residents' property taxes or raise affordable rents

Gov. David Ige pledged during a debate Monday night on KHON2 that he would veto any proposal that raised property taxes for residents or increased rents on affordable properties, disproving the misleading scare tactics being spread by opponents of the constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.

  Tuesday, October 16, 2018  /  Number of views (658)
Parents, community volunteers and teachers canvass for school funding amendment

Parents, community volunteers and teachers canvass for school funding amendment

Grassroots work across the state combats negative campaign bankrolled by luxury developers, realtors

Volunteers such as public school parents, children’s advocates and teachers canvassed Honolulu neighborhoods while others on neighbor islands handed out campaign literature at fairs and markets Saturday, campaigning in favor of the constitutional amendment to better fund public schools.

  Saturday, October 06, 2018  /  Number of views (586)
Parent and children’s groups back constitutional amendment

Parent and children’s groups back constitutional amendment

Allies of education fight back against misleading criticism of proposal

A coalition of parents, children’s and community groups spoke in favor of a constitutional amendment Thursday, as some county government and business leaders made misleading complaints about the proposal.

  Thursday, October 04, 2018  /  Number of views (876)
HSTA victories: New funding source for schools, pesticide buffer zones near schools

HSTA victories: New funding source for schools, pesticide buffer zones near schools

Progress made on family leave, civil rights protections for students

Successfully advocating for a constitutional amendment on the ballot this fall to better fund schools is the HSTA’s biggest and most important legislative achievement this year. Here’s a list of the school-related bills that passed and those that we advocated for but did not pass.

  Monday, May 07, 2018  /  Number of views (843)
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