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Together we can achieve good education results

By Colleen Spring

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

~~<p>Much has been written in the Star-Advertiser about Hawaii's failing public education and the need for greater teacher accountability. One need only read the comments to the online edition articles on the recent Hawaii State Teachers Association contract negotiations to understand how widespread the rancor is toward teachers, the HSTA and state Department of Education.</p>
<p>In my 25 years teaching in the Kahuku Complex, I have worked with many extraordinarily talented, hardworking teachers and have witnessed the resulting achievement of hundreds of students at all ability levels. A successful education involves the partnership of student, teacher, parent and community. When each does their part well, students often exceed expectations.</p>
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Much has been written in the Star-Advertiser about Hawaii's failing public education and the need for greater teacher accountability. One need only read the comments to the online edition articles on the recent Hawaii State Teachers Association contract negotiations to understand how widespread the rancor is toward teachers, the HSTA and state Department of Education.

In my 25 years teaching in the Kahuku Complex, I have worked with many extraordinarily talented, hardworking teachers and have witnessed the resulting achievement of hundreds of students at all ability levels. A successful education involves the partnership of student, teacher, parent and community. When each does their part well, students often exceed expectations. Login for more...



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