Alternatives to the Public School System. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika.
Over the last several years, we have been saying plenty about the Hawai’i Department of Education (DOE), and not all of it has been peachy. Some of our loudest gripes about the agency were about its lack of transparency; for example, it put the Hawai’i Education Association through the wringer with 4-1/2 years of stalling and litigation to produce fiscal data that was sorely outdated when it was finally turned over.
Do, or should, the parents of Hawai’i have choices when deciding to have their kids educated by the behemoth agency we give $2.5 billion of funding each year?
We discuss Public Charter Schools, which we have in Hawai’i, and School Vouchers, which we do not.