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League Honors Mason and Saunders
From the President (Anne Lee)
Meet the Board
Update: State Convention
Blessings of Liberty
New Education Position
Hawaii's Agriculture (Jim Koshi)
Drinking Water Perception Survey (Kiyoko Nitz)
Update: Natural Resources (Kiyoko Nitz)
Test Your Welfare I.Q.
State PMP: How We Compare
Update on Contributions

New Education Position

After two years of study, the League has formally adopted the following position:

Action to support the "Principle of Choice" for students, teachers, parents, and staff as appropriate and essential for improving performance and participation in secondary school functioning and programing.

The Principle of Choice emphasizes the essential role of teachers, parents, and students in decision making and planning within a school. It calls for those who are associated with a school, or a program, to be associated by choice, not assignment. A corollary of the choice principle is that each school have the autonomy necessary to carry out its program and to make the decisions affecting its functioning, including decisions regarding finances, personnel, and curriculum.

Within the parameters logical to a school's functioning, the Principle of Choice permits teachers and students to take advantage of the full range of educational options.

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