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State, teachers union resume contract talks

By Associated Press


The state Department of Education says a state negotiating team and the teachers union are resuming contract talks.

The department says negotiations with Hawaii State Teachers Association started again on Wednesday.

Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi and Board of Education representatives joined the initial discussion on state proposals for a two-year contract starting next year.

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Joe_DA_Plumber wrote:
Darn Linge, gonna throw the kids under da bus again! Oh i forgot Gov. Neil to the rescue.......
on November 14,2012 | 04:31PM
Nesmith wrote:
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss, translation = new boss, same furloughs!
on November 14,2012 | 06:41PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
No blame the previous administration like our local boy prez does. The voters tend to beleive and dig all the BS. Look at what happened to the teachers in Chicago, wasn't it that Conservative Republican Mayor Pahm Emanuel that stuck it to the teachers there? Oops, he was Barracks good Democrat friend wasn't he. That's alright, the voters there will forget by the next election. Just like the voters in Hawaii they'll vote for the same guys who stick it to them and beleive the BS that the other guys were responsible for their miseries.
on November 15,2012 | 01:25AM
Ambergris23 wrote:
Oh, but he changed the name of "furloughs" to "department leave without pay"...yeah, promise no more furloughs and change the name.
on November 15,2012 | 06:32AM
shee26 wrote:
Here folks were crying about Lingle and her furloughs... As if Neil could save the day. It is what it is and there is no money... The democratic solution is to tax the public more without even looking at how the DOE can be made more efficient. Keep throwing money at the problem never ever to fix it!
on November 14,2012 | 07:44PM
SomebodyElse wrote:
Teachers agreed to a contract they rejected, but evaluated and decided it was something they could live with. When teachers went back to negotiations, the state did not offer the previous contract. Hmmmm...seems the dealer holds all the cards.
on November 14,2012 | 07:48PM
st1d wrote:
kids can't come first if teachers keep pushing them out of the way.
on November 14,2012 | 09:17PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Poor Keki, nevah do noting. Now no education. Hawaii will continue to lead the Nation as the last and least educated. YIPPPEEEEE, YAHOOOOO, LUCKY YOU LIVE HAWAII!!! I LOVE IT HERE!!! CUTE DA KINE YAH? YAH? YAH?
on November 14,2012 | 10:51PM
Bdpapa wrote:
Let's be clear, this negotiation has nothing to do with education. This is a fair compensation issue. The students are not going to see a change on how or what they learn. This is just simply a compensation issue.
on November 15,2012 | 03:02AM
coki wrote:
It's obvious that the Governor is an iddiot no putting education his top priority. Settle the teachers contract so that they can do their jobs without being bullied by non-sense bureaucracy.
on November 15,2012 | 06:46AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Okay. Let me guess, I have to open my wallet again.
on November 15,2012 | 06:55AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Looks like HSTA realized that they couldn't continue crying and huffing and puffing and threatening to run away anymore. Notice how this time there is no arrogant appearance by Okabe to pronounce that the state has been doing them wrong. None of the usual drama this time. Of course, it could turn ugly again like a child putting up a tantrum unexpectedly.
on November 15,2012 | 07:01AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Sounds like HSTA realized that the crying, huffing and puffing and threats of running away wasn't doing them any good.
on November 15,2012 | 07:03AM
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