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Hawaiʻi State Legislature

A fair assessment would represent the worldview and perspective of the language of instruction. On the HSA, the worldviews of the English language and American culture are represented. A fair assessment in the Hawaiian language would represent its worldview and culture. Both official languages of the State of Hawaiʻi should be treated equally.

The Papahana Kaiapuni has definite goals that are above and beyond the State and Federal requirements. These goals are based on Hawaiian language and culture. A fair assessment would reflect all of these specific programmatic goals along with any and all general State and Federal requirements. This is similar to #2 focusing on worldview and perspective of Hawaiian language as reflected in the Papahana Kaiapuni program guide.

Signed,

Olani Lilly

This petition closed about 2 years ago

How this will help

Hawaiʻi is a unique situation as it has two official languages. As such, all educational experiences granted one language of instruction should be granted the other.

To treat each language...

Hawaiʻi is a unique situation as it has two official languages. As such, all educational experiences granted one language of instruction should be granted the other.

To treat each language differently would open the door to the legal interpretation of governmental policy as racist and colonial.

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