At Civil Beat’s recent panel for parents on how to choose schools, all the speakers shared valuable information. PPS Hawaii’s Marguerite Higa focused attention on the critical role of public education in our social fabric and welfare as well as the tremendous value to students and their families in participating fully in our communities by engaging in our public schools.
“Public, Private & Charter Schools – How Should Parents Choose?” was sponsored by the HEʻE Coalition and the University of Hawaii College of Education. Featured panelists were:
- Tom Hutton of the Charter School Commission;
- Phil Bossert of the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, and
- Marguerite Higa of Parents for Public Schools.
A high school student joined the panel as well.