Public School Teachers to Sign Wave Before Tuesday Classes
Thousands of Hawaii’s public school teachers, parents and students across the state will participate in “Schools Our Keiki Deserve Sign Waving and Walk-in” before school begins, and then walk into classrooms together on Tuesday, March 7.
They intend to call attention to the fact that key members of the state’s negotiating team have not been present at contract talks, impeding both sides from fully discussing important items.
Teachers have called for a fair contract that attracts and retains teachers, which would help end the state’s teacher shortage crisis.
Tuesday’s event is sponsored by the Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Sign waving will begin outside schools at approximately 7:15 a.m. and end at about 7:40 a.m.
About the Hawaii State Teachers Association
The Hawaii State Teachers Association is the exclusive representative of more than 13,500 public school teachers statewide. As the state affiliate of the 3.2-million-member National Education Association, HSTA represents and supports teachers in collective bargaining, as well as with legislative and professional development issues.