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September 19, 2009

HSTA Sees Reason

In the first breakthrough of a labor stalemate, the Lingle administration and the Hawai'i State Teachers Association announced a tentative agreement yesterday on a two-year contract that includes furloughs to help close the state's budget deficit.


Finally! Some reason... it seems quite apparent to me that Lingle is only trying to help by inducing furloughs rather than having to have layoffs. Aparently Wil Okabe also sees this. Furloughs are better than layoffs. If only HGEA could understand this, there might not be such as clash between the Union and the Governor. If only schools could be open on those Fridays, families also wouldn't be impacted, but everyone has to do their share.

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2 comments:

Thomas said...

Of course, you cannot lay off public school teachers. That is impossible without increasing class size. Some of the classes have over 40 kids in them, and any more would be unacceptable. Furloughs are the only reasonable option. However, I think the state should give the teachers an opportunity to teach on those fridays, even if they are not payed for it. That way, the class might not get interrupted and the state saves money.

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