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For Saturday, September 28, 2013


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 28, 2013

~~<p><strong>Walk a mile in our hot classrooms</strong></p>
<p>Here's an idea: When the Legislature convenes in January, turn off the air conditioning. Just for a week. Just as an exercise in empathy. Maybe once the lawmakers who set the budget for Hawaii's public schools experience what it's like to try to learn and work in an uncomfortable physical environment, they'll be inspired to get more creative about solving a budgetary problem that's been allowed to persist for decades.</p>
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Walk a mile in our hot classrooms

Here's an idea: When the Legislature convenes in January, turn off the air conditioning. Just for a week. Just as an exercise in empathy. Maybe once the lawmakers who set the budget for Hawaii's public schools experience what it's like to try to learn and work in an uncomfortable physical environment, they'll be inspired to get more creative about solving a budgetary problem that's been allowed to persist for decades. Login for more...



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