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PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR ETHNIC NATION-BUILDING IN HAWAI’I -- a legislative bill to create a separate statewide school system for Native Hawaiians



(c) Copyright 2002, Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. All rights reserved


ANNOUNCEMENT OF WEBPAGE, AND SUMMARY OF ITS PURPOSE


EDUCATION TRANSMITS A CULTURE (plus a quick look at the separatist agenda of some Native Hawaiian education initiatives)


QUALIFICATIONS OF THE AUTHOR, KENNETH R. CONKLIN, TO DISCUSS THIS TOPIC
Everyone is entitled to an opinion on everything. But some opinions qualify as “expert” opinions.


PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRIVATE SCHOOLS, SPECIAL NEEDS, AND VOUCHER SYSTEMS -- A GENERAL REVIEW OF BASIC PRINCIPLES


THE HAWAI’I PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND THE START OF THE CHARTER SCHOOL EXPERIMENT IN HAWAI’I


HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PUBLIC SCHOOLS; HISTORY AND PURPOSE; PRECURSORS OF HAWAIIAN CULTURE CHARTER SCHOOLS (including a comparison with transitional bilingual education in Spanish-speaking communities)


HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION SCHOOLS AS VEHICLES FOR CULTURAL INDOCTRINATION AND ETHNIC NATIONALISM


SOME BRICKS IN A WALL OF HAWAIIAN APARTHEID


THE ESTABLISHMENT OF ETHNIC HAWAIIAN CHARTER SCHOOLS -- THE EXAMPLE OF "KANU O KA 'AINA"


THE PROPOSAL FOR A SEPARATE ETHNIC HAWAIIAN TAX SUPPORTED “PUBLIC” SCHOOL SYSTEM -- SB2919


KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOL PLANS TO USE HAWAIIAN CULTURE AS A VEHICLE FOR ETHNIC NATION-BUILDING, WHILE ALSO PARTNERING WITH SELECTED PUBLIC SCHOOLS


It seems a fitting conclusion to quote the closing paragraph of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Rice v. Cayetano.

"When the culture and way of life of a people are all but engulfed by a history beyond their control, their sense of loss may extend down through generations; and their dismay may be shared by many members of the larger community. As the State of Hawaii attempts to address these realities, it must, as always, seek the political consensus that begins with a sense of shared purpose. One of the necessary beginning points is this principle: The Constitution of the United States, too, has become the heritage of all the citizens of Hawaii."


(c) Copyright 2002 Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. All rights reserved


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