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"I thought it was interesting that he highlighted that (drug-treatment program). Its very necessary, especially for a certain generation. Here in Hawaii, I think its devastated my generation, actually, twenty and thirtysomethings."
"Why doesnt he give the money to teachers? Thats a lot of money, and there are a lot of kids thatll graduate with B averages. Its not fair to people who actually need the money."
Graduate student in elementary and special education
"The Kakaako project, the technology stuff, the aquarium, the preschool program all the actions that he (Cayetano) proposed with regards to education were up to par. Its a good sign of the changing times, and of what has to go through."
Volunteer at Friends of the East-West Center
"They need preschooling. My mom teaches kindergarten, and kids are coming into kindergarten and they dont have the basic fundamentals."
24-year-old University of Hawaii student studying elementary education
"I just hope whoevers working with the children are qualified. Especially in the formative years, they need to be well-educated and have the skills and knowledge to provide the best care for the children. Really, at that age, its vital. Its hard for working families to find child care and worry about whos taking care of their children."
31-year-old early childhood educator,
University of Hawaii at Manoa Childrens Center
"Whats the point of giving people this education when theyre just going to go to the Mainland to get the better jobs there?"
Secondary education major at the University of Hawaii
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