Rooted in Reason: Nurturing the Seeds of Liberty

Change the message — not the BOE by grassroothawaii
November 1, 2010, 2:27 pm
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By George Berish

The average test scores of Hawaii’s public school students anchor the nation’s average, while the nation’s average drops world-wide – not because the BOE is elected, but because Hawaii’s majority embraces a socialist model in which government largess, not individual effort, rules, i.e. “who you know is more important than what you know”, so who needs “book learning”?

When I grew up individual teachers studied the math, art, history, grammar, etc. they taught. They were paid to pass on that knowledge, and their love of those disciplines, to us. In Hawaii, unionized teachers are homogeneous “professional educators”. They are paid to uniformly practice the “process of education” on students.

Our mothers told us we had to respect our teachers and study hard if wanted to “make something out of ourselves”, like becoming President.

In Hawaii, the time’s affirmative action sentiment, and well-connected grandparent (executive of a Big-5 handmaiden bank), gifted Barry Obama with admission to Punahou. Later his book told Hawaii’s children: “I kept playing basketball, attended classes sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically.” Today, Hawaii’s moms loudly admire him. Hawaii’s children get the message.

Change the message. Don’t make the BOE another arrogant unelected government commission. Vote no.


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