The Center for Economic and Policy Research says Hawaii was up 1.8 percentage points from January to November 2018 based on Bureau of Labor Statistics data.
HSTA’s efforts to raise awareness about the teacher shortage during the campaign for the constitutional amendment paid off, as the head of BOE’s Human Resources Committee even quoted from an HSTA campaign commercial and said it’s “concerning” that tens of thousands of students are taught every day by unlicensed teachers.
"We have joined the ‘One Job Should Be Enough’ campaign. By signing on to this campaign, we are committed to not using any Marriott Hotel because of the strike and we are encouraging our members to do the same,” HSTA President Corey Rosenlee wrote.
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.
"We are disappointed with the Supreme Court ruling and extremely grateful to thousands of teachers, parents and public school supporters who worked so hard to campaign for the Con Am," said HSTA President Corey Rosenlee.