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Why doesn't Hawaii have an educational choice program?
No private school choice proposals have ever made their way to the current governor’s desk. As recently as 2014, both Democratic and Republican state representatives have attended Hawaii’s Friedman Dinner, an annual event held by the Grassroot Institute in support of school choice. If you would like to learn more about school choice in other states, search our School Choice in America Dashboard.
Is anyone trying to propose an educational choice program in Hawaii now?
Gov. David Ige has not stated whether he supports or opposes private school choice programs at the K–12 level , and a measure has never reached his desk. He previously opposed a preschool proposal because it allowed parents to use public funds for private providers.
EdChoice Chats: Surveying the Military with Lindsey Burke and Paul DiPerna
Our new research, Surveying the Military, is the first of its kind and methodology to delve deeper into former and current military families’ thoughts on K–12 education in America. This 2017 survey of 1,200 active-duty military servicemembers, veterans and their spouses aims to help policymakers and the public better understand this important population’s perspectives on school choice policies, the military profession and more.