18th April 04:45
In today's Star-Bulletin...
Seems on Maui that they've compromised on a dicey
situration. The comment by the student State BOE member
is telling. He's also a student at the school in
question. Too bad the student Board member can't vote
on Board issues. His viewpoint is right on the money.
"Troy Hashimoto, the state school board student member
and a senior at King Kekaulike [on Maui], said he
favored the initial plan to show the video and allow
students whose parents objected to it to attend a study
"He said that while he understands the decision to
restrict the viewing [of a film on discrimination
against homo***uals to address a problem of harrasment
at Kekaulike], he hopes it does not require the school
to show points of view that advocate intolerance.
"'In any school, there are a few people not really
tolerant of people,' he said. 'The bottom line of the
school is we try to look at diversity, understanding
others and tolerating others ... that's what the
teachers want to see.'"