'1000 Student Voices’ display at Capitol
Student-produced artwork, letters and video messages detailing their own perspective on the importance of education as well as the significance of Furlough Fridays is on display at the state Capitol as part of the "1000 Student Voices about Furlough Fridays” program organized by Save Our Schools Hawaii.
One voice that is all but absent from the discussion about the slashed school days is that of the students who are directly affected. The “1000 Student Voices” project is an effort to shine a spotlight on student concerns and opinions about ongoing furlough days, education and leadership in our state.
The display, on the senate chamber side of the basement level (near the hearings notice board), will close Feb. 26. Additional "Student Voices" submissions may be viewed at www.sos808.org.
Submissions are still being accepted. Please visit www.sos808.org for more information or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a news release, S.O.S. Hawaii said it “stands with Hawaii's public and charter school children and teachers. We are united behind one promise: we will do all we can to make sure Hawaii's keiki and teachers are valued, prioritized, and that education is sustainably funded. We believe that investing in education today supports all of Hawaii for tomorrow.”