Duncan: Hawaii's furlough Fridays are a step in the wrong direction

10/25/2009 | Honolulu Advertiser, The

Cutting learning time "is a step in the wrong direction" for Hawaii's schools, writes Education Secretary Arne Duncan in this column. Duncan argues that Hawaii's access to more than $500 million in federal education stimulus money should have allowed the state to find a better solution to tight budgets than its adoption of 17 teacher furlough days this year, which he writes is turning an economic crisis into an education crisis for the state's students.

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