There is strong evidence that we have lost sight of this public purpose of education. Today, we misguidedly elevate secondary goals of education — “college and career readiness” — to the level of first principles.
Leeward District member Breene Harimoto resigned from the board of education at the end of June. The governor appointed an interim representative, but no candidates have filed to run for the vacant seat yet. The elections office told what's going to happen.
Between now and November, there's one thing we can be sure about: claims and counter-claims are going to fly from politicians. You can also be sure that Civil Beat will be holding them accountable, and letting you know whether what they say is true, mostly true, half true, barely true, false or a "screaming lie."