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The UHS Class of ’65 celebrates

April 19th, 2015 · 3 Comments

“If I’d known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”   — Eubie Blake Yesterday I was among dozens of members of the University High School Class of 1965 gathered to celebrate our 50th reunion (OMG!). It’s hard to admit that number, even to myself. It seems […]

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Tags: Education · History

HSTA and DOE agree on TRO blocking latest ethics ruling

March 29th, 2015 · 16 Comments

The Hawaii Labor Relations Board has approved an agreement between the Department of Education and the Hawaii State Teachers Association to defer enforcement of a recent ethics ruling barring candidates for union office from distributing their campaign materials through school mailboxes, according to the attorney representing the union. The labor board approved a stipulated temporary […]

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Tags: Education · Ethics · Labor · Politics

Is union candidate access to school mailboxes an “unwarranted” privilege?

March 26th, 2015 · 4 Comments

I still haven’t gotten my hands on copies of the documents filed in HSTA’s request for a TRO to block a new and far more restrictive interpretation of the state ethics law, or the prohibited practices complaint filed by the union. But it does seem to me that the staff of the State Ethics Commission […]

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Tags: Court · Education · Ethics · Labor

State Ethics ruling triggers two-pronged HSTA legal action

March 25th, 2015 · 3 Comments

I recommend my column at Civil Beat today (“Hawaii Monitor: Ethics Commission Ruling Draws Teachers’ Union Lawsuit“). There’s a story behind the story. It started with the regular monthly meeting of the State Ethics Commission a week ago. I’ve been trying to attend the commission’s meetings when possible, because the agency has been reshaping the […]

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Tags: Court · Education · Ethics · Labor · Media

UH athletic director search raises new questions

March 18th, 2015 · 10 Comments

Is the search for the next University of Hawaii athletic director going to turn into another one of those “what in the world is going on in Manoa?” moments? This morning’s Star-Advertiser reports two candidates have “emerged as the favorites.” But it’s how these two names have “emerged” that is causing me some heartburn. On […]

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Tags: Education · Politics