Hawaii Teachers to Vote on School Furlough Deal
Efforts to end the nation's shortest school year will culminate Wednesday with a vote by Hawaii public school teachers on a proposed deal.
But even if the state's 13,500 teachers approve the $92 million agreement, it wouldn't necessarily put students back in class. Gov. Linda Lingle has said she wouldn't spend that much money because it's too expensive to taxpayers.
"Who's going to be the adult in the room and say, 'Enough is enough?'" asked Ann Davis, president of the parent group Hawaii Education Matters. "What this does is put the ball back in the governor's court. How much is...
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