For Thursday, September 6, 2012
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2012
~~<p><strong>DOE administrators need a conscience<br />
DOE administrators need a conscience Your editorial on the $4.4 million special education settlement by the state Department of Education (“Pricey special-needs settlement for state,” Star-Advertiser, Our View, Aug. 31), and a letter to the editor (“Schools can’t do everything,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Aug. 31) both missed the point. The DOE did not learn a costly lesson, because none of the offending personnel had to pay — we taxpayers are paying. Nobody asked the schools to do everything — the charge was “deliberate indifference,” not “trying their best but falling short.” We don't ask them to do everything, we just wish they had a conscience. John Mussack Makiki EXPRESS YOURSELF
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