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Letters to the Editor

For Thursday, September 6, 2012


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 06, 2012

~~<p><strong>DOE administrators need a conscience<br />
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Your editorial on the $4.4 million special education settlement by the state Department of Education <a href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/20120831_Pricey_specialneeds_lesson_for_state.html" style="color: #0000FF;">(&ldquo;Pricey special-needs settlement for state,&rdquo; Star-Advertiser, Our View, Aug. 31)</a>, and a letter to the editor <a href="http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/20120831_Letters_to_the_Editor.html" style="color: #0000FF;">(&ldquo;Schools can&rsquo;t do everything,&rdquo; Star-Advertiser, Letters, Aug. 31)</a> both missed the point.&nbsp; <br />
The DOE did not learn a costly lesson, because none of the offending personnel had to pay &mdash; we taxpayers are paying.<br />
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Nobody asked the schools to do everything &mdash; the charge was &ldquo;deliberate indifference,&rdquo; not &ldquo;trying their best but falling short.&rdquo; <br />
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We don't ask them to do everything, we just wish they had a conscience.<br />
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<strong>John Mussack</strong><br />
Makiki<br />
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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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