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.

Fair Taxation?

Among the many tax bills that we follow in the legislative hopper this session, most have generic titles like “Relating to Taxation” which say very little about the bills’ contents. There is one, House Bill 1307, that is titled, “Relating to Fair Taxation.” Ten...

How Progressive Is Our System?

On January 15, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a report ranking the states in terms of how progressive their tax systems are. A “progressive” tax system is one that asks the wealthier taxpayers to pay more of their income than the poorer...