Sunday, November 05, 2006


Further coverage of BOE coverup of voting -- and plans for reform

Thanks to Doug over at for spotting coverage of this issue on the Big Island in the Hawaii Tribune-Herald. I probably would have missed it. There is a virtually identical story over at West Hawaii Today (registration required).

Meanwhile, a few interesting ideas for reform of the BOE have been flying in the email. I'll write separately about those. It's not that this coverup of the vote to oust Jim Shon is so serious, but maybe it's kind of the "straw that broke the camel's back."

My own idea was term limits for BOE members. But the other suggestions go well beyond that. If you'd like to add yours, please use the comments. You can comment anonymously. So no retaliation from the BOE or DOE against you or your school.

I haven't met anyone who doesn't think our school system needs improvement. Maybe it's time to put the discussion in high gear. Where else but the blogosphere should this discussion take place? We'll need a separate place to talk about it. That's easily arranged.


This is actually a GREAT topic for discussion, though I have seen little of it.

I have been trying to make the case to my local Dem Reps that supporting this BOE is a loser. NO ONE thinks they do a good job. What I keep hearing is that the Teachers Union is the group that is impeding reform. I find that hard to believe. Most of the teachers I know detest the administration. Why would the union support them? Straw Dog.

Local School Boards would help, but could hinder. The trick would be to have appropriate fiscal accountablitly read into the local charter. Also requiring Charter Schools to hold regular votes on whether to join the union would go along way. Just some thoughts.

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