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.

The Implications of the Council on Revenues General Fund Forecast: What Happened to the $844m Surplus?

Note from Grassroot: The solvency of the state is an issue that tends to be ignored despite the fact that it reaches to the heart of our economic future. With an important election coming up in November, the question of how Hawaii will overcome its projected budget...

Report: 2014 Shanghai Austrian Economic Summit

I cannot fully express the gratitude that I have for TFT Events, ISIL, and the Koch Foundation who generously provided scholarships that made it possible for myself and several other Grassroot Institute Interns to attend the 2nd Shanghai Austrian Economic Summit. As a...

Honolulu: Good Recession, Bad Recovery

The recession and recovery have brought turmoil and strife to cities like Detroit, but many cities have not suffered nearly as much. Cities experience economic turmoil in differing ways and luckily Honolulu has retained a relatively strong economy. Based on government...

Video: Is Uber Super?

In this edition of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Dale Evans, owner of Charley’s Taxi. After exploring the history of how taxi services developed in Hawaii–especially in contrast to the closed-market “medallion”...