The Hawai‘i State Teachers Association says higher taxes are needed to improve education in the state.
The group has released a 10-part agenda for the 2016 legislative session. Topics include a reduction in class sizes, teacher retention, equal access to preschool, and an end to high stakes testing. The measure also calls for adequate funding of rural schools and repairs to air conditioning.
To fund the project – the measure recommends a one-percent increase in the state general excise tax. Corey Rosenlee is the HSTA President.
HSTA is planning a rally on February 5th at the state capitol to raise awareness of the bill.