Teacher Furloughs

The recent furloughing of state teachers and other public school staff has generated a wave of controversy, resistance, and potential law suits. Host Dan Boylan moderates a panel of players from all sides of the issue: the Chair of the Board of Education Garrett Toguchi; the State Director of Human Resources Development Marie Laderta; Governor Lingle's Senior Policy Advisor Linda Smith; State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa; and Debbie Schatz of Hawaii Education Matters. Contributing Editor Howard Dicus sets the issue in an economic context.

This conversation was recorded on November 12, 2009 in the PBS Hawaii studio.

Insights on PBS Hawaii is presented on Thursdays at 7:30 PM on PBS Hawaii.


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