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: Society Is To Blame For Iremamber Sykap’s Death Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: Society Is To Blame For Iremamber Sykap’s Death

Kids like Sykap are born on a path that tilts them into hopelessness and criminality.

Eric Stinton: To Test Or Not To Test Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: To Test Or Not To Test

The flaws of standardized tests like the SBA will likely be magnified, but it’s hard to argue against the collection of data, especially after a year as different as this one.

Eric Stinton: The Small Wonders Of Knowing Your Home Courtesy Miki‘ala Lidstone

Eric Stinton: The Small Wonders Of Knowing Your Home

There’s unavoidable humility that comes with that knowledge, but also an urgent hope that we might use our one brief moment to make things better.

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: The DOE Is Looking In The Wrong Places To Trim The Fat

If we cut teacher differentials for special education teachers, those who suffer the most will be the ones who need teachers the most.

Eric Stinton: The Closure Of Small Private Schools Is A Blow For Education In Hawaii Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: The Closure Of Small Private Schools Is A Blow For Education In Hawaii

The state’s educational landscape is becoming increasingly stratified.

Eric Stinton: Max Holloway And Hawaii’s Brain Drain DOD/Sgt. James K. McCann

Eric Stinton: Max Holloway And Hawaii’s Brain Drain

As the possibility of owning a home and making a life for ourselves becomes increasingly unlikely, more young local people are drawn to the allure of Somewhere Else.

Eric Stinton: What Hawaii Can Learn From The Trump Years Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: What Hawaii Can Learn From The Trump Years

If there is any hope for the future of local politics, it is coming from the left wing of the otherwise centrist Democratic Party here.

Eric Stinton: How We All Survived A Semester Of Zoom Classes Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: How We All Survived A Semester Of Zoom Classes

A lot of challenges were both expected and inevitable. And there have been bright spots and silver linings that I couldn’t have predicted.

Eric Stinton: The End Of Distance Learning Is Near. Let’s Not Rush What Comes Next Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Eric Stinton: The End Of Distance Learning Is Near. Let’s Not Rush What Comes Next

Starting blended learning a few weeks after winter break — rather than at the start of the third quarter — would help ease the transition back into the classroom.