Eric Stinton

Eric Stinton is a writer and teacher from Kailua, where he lives with his wife and dogs. You can reach him on Twitter at @TombstoneStint and find his work at ericstinton.com.
Eric Stinton: ‘Failing’ Schools Make An Easy Political Target But The Reality Is Far More Complex Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: ‘Failing’ Schools Make An Easy Political Target But The Reality Is Far More Complex

It’s true that far too many students fall short, but if we’re serious about solutions, we must look at causes beyond schools.

Eric Stinton: There Are Many Reasons To Get Involved In Your Kid’s School Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: There Are Many Reasons To Get Involved In Your Kid’s School

We need to cultivate greater collaboration between schools and their communities to create higher expectations and accountability.

Eric Stinton: Don’t Get Rid Of Your Masks Just Yet Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: Don’t Get Rid Of Your Masks Just Yet

There are scientifically legitimate and nonpolitical reasons for not throwing your masks away. They help prevent colds and flus, and Covid is still around.

Eric Stinton: Kids Are Struggling To Cope. We Need To Help Them Eric Stinton/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: Kids Are Struggling To Cope. We Need To Help Them

If we truly value our kids, we can’t use their resilience against them. We need to recognize that they are different now because of the pandemic.

Eric Stinton: How Hawaii Can Improve Teacher Effectiveness Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: How Hawaii Can Improve Teacher Effectiveness

There are easy ways to help teachers — and students — succeed.

Eric Stinton: Schools Don’t Cause Societal Tensions But They Can Address Them Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: Schools Don’t Cause Societal Tensions But They Can Address Them

Schools deal with the societal stresses that students bring with them. They could do more, but it would take resources.

Eric Stinton: It’s Time To Recognize That Black History Is Part Of Hawaii’s History Courtesy: Nitasha Tamar Sharma

Eric Stinton: It’s Time To Recognize That Black History Is Part Of Hawaii’s History

Nitasha Tamar Sharma attempts to clarify misconceptions and challenges common assumptions about race in Hawaii in her book “Hawaiʻi Is My Haven.”

Eric Stinton: I’m A Teacher And I’m A Babysitter. You’re Welcome Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: I’m A Teacher And I’m A Babysitter. You’re Welcome

On top of everything else, schools happen to provide child care that teaches kids how to read, write, do math and understand the world around them.

Eric Stinton: Hawaii Needs Substitute Teachers To Help With The Pandemic Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Hawaii Needs Substitute Teachers To Help With The Pandemic

The abundance of teacher and student absences amid the latest Covid-19 surge has underscored the need to get more subs and pay them better.