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 … Read More
Imagine Hawaii’s keiki sitting in hot classrooms. That has been an issue for our public schools for many years, with then-Governor Ige signing several bills, such as Act 47 of 2016 that appropriated $100 million toward heat abatement upgrades, and … Read More
On June 30, Gov. Green hosted a signing ceremony on the fifth floor of the Capitol where he dutifully put pen to paper and signed into law the state budget, House Bill 300, and the tax credit bill, House Bill … Read More
Tax Foundation President Tom Yamachika attended the Bill Signing Ceremony for Act 163 (House Bill 954 HD2 SD2 CD1) at the Governor’s Office on June 30, 2023.
Recently there has been criticism heaped on the Supreme Court of the United Sates for making very important rulings via a “shadow docket” consisting of motions for various kinds of emergency relief. Those rulings are typically made on the papers … Read More
No, They Aren’t God. The host for this show is Jay Fidell. The guest is Tom Yamachika. In recent weeks, it’s been no secret that the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) has had some concerns about their working conditions. Schools … Read More
In recent weeks, it’s been no secret that the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) has had some concerns about their working conditions. Schools are about to start up again with in-person instruction. Teachers are then supposed to be teaching a … Read More
Teacher Payments and the “Me Too” Syndrome