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.

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”...

Video: Talking about Kakaako

In this episode of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina and Jay Fidell, President of ThinkTech Hawaii discuss development in Oahu, beginning with Kakaako.  How development should proceed in Kakaako has become a significant political issue, with...

Seeking a Global Solution in Sugar Trade Policy

As you bit the ears off of that chocolate bunny this past Easter, it probably didn’t occur to you that sugar, the key ingredient that made the bunny so delicious, is one of the most politically charged raw materials in the global economy. Here in the U.S., critics...

Video: Shifting the Jones Act Tide

In this edition of E Hana Kakou, Grassroot President Keli’i Akina interviews Michael Hansen, President of the Hawaii Shippers Council and an advisor to the Grassroot Institute on the Jones Act. Mr. Hansen was recently featured in a Star-Advertiser article on his...