Education

The Grassroot Institute of Hawaii supports education reform that is sensitive to the varying needs of children, and with full respect for the right of parents to direct the education of their children . This includes the promotion of the many forms of school and educational choice such as c harter s chools, academies (e.g., Performing Arts, Native Hawaiian Immersion, & STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), h omeschooling, distance learning, various educational voucher options, public-private options, etc.

Whither the Resort Fee?

This week we will be talking about “resort fees.” In recent years, a number of hotels, including many in Hawaii, have been adding them to hotel bills. The hotels say that it’s for access to the gym, pool, or Wi-Fi network, for example. But the fee is charged whether...

A Jones Act Ally in Britain

We can now number an unexpected ally among those who recognize the economic problems caused by the Jones Act and its barriers to free trade … Great Britain. While we in Hawaii are accustomed to looking at the Act in terms of its barriers to business and how it...