Jim Shon

Jim Shon, Ph.D., is a former Hawaii state legislator and administrator for charter schools. He is currently director of the Hawaii Educational Policy Center and volunteer President of Kokua Council for Senior Citizens, a senior advocacy group.
How Hawaii Could Be A Model Of Civic Legislative Virtue Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2018

How Hawaii Could Be A Model Of Civic Legislative Virtue

It starts with a Bill of Rights for the public on what they should expect of lawmakers.

10 Essential Questions For Honolulu Mayoral Candidates Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2019

10 Essential Questions For Honolulu Mayoral Candidates

Citizens must demand detailed proposals for many pressing problems.

Introducing The Civic Virtue And Sunshine Grade Book! Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Introducing The Civic Virtue And Sunshine Grade Book!

It’s long past time to encourage and clarify how our government can be as open as possible.

Budget Time At The Legislature, In Poetry Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Budget Time At The Legislature, In Poetry

“Let’s look at these fine audits,” said the Chairman. “Let’s put you to the test.”

Why It’s So Tough To Grow Old In Hawaii PF Bentley/Civil Beat

Why It’s So Tough To Grow Old In Hawaii

The Aloha State’s isolation and high costs of living make the challenges of serving seniors all the harder.

The Chairman And The Analyst Cory Lum/Civil Beat

The Chairman And The Analyst

An ode to the Hawaii Legislature and its mysterious budgetary ways.