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: Bad Tourists Are Not Going To Behave Better Just Because We Ask Them To Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

Eric Stinton: Bad Tourists Are Not Going To Behave Better Just Because We Ask Them To

The millions of obnoxious people who vacation in Hawaii aren’t going to care that residents tell them not to come.

Eric Stinton: How A High School In California Could Be A Model For Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: How A High School In California Could Be A Model For Hawaii

The Career Technical Education Charter High School offers an alternative education focused on the construction and manufacturing industries.

Eric Stinton: Resisting The Cynicism Of Another Election Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: Resisting The Cynicism Of Another Election

Somehow, all the things we must do slowly transform into all the things we can’t do, which of course is the dishonest way of saying all the things we won’t do.

Eric Stinton: A Boxing Club For Troubled Youth Gets New Life In Kalihi Eric Stinton/Civil Beat/2022

Eric Stinton: A Boxing Club For Troubled Youth Gets New Life In Kalihi

The Kakaako Boxing Club, one of the first boxing gyms in the nation, went through some lean times but opened the doors to its new home earlier this month.

Eric Stinton: Kids And Teachers Love Summer Vacation, But Does It Make Sense? Ludwig Laab/Civil Beat/2021

Eric Stinton: Kids And Teachers Love Summer Vacation, But Does It Make Sense?

Sure, summer vacations are in the American grain. But teachers, at least, could make good use of the extra time to focus and improve student achievement.

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.