Shoots from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii – Feb. 27, 2004-A Blinding Glimpse of the Obvious

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Most of us are familiar with the “ah-ha” of a great quote. Or, as consultant Richard Leider likes to say, “a blinding glimpse of the obvious.” Below is one I just found. It contains all you need to know about the current complex, confusing controversy over how to improve Hawaii’s education system.


“Because education involves teaching children about right and wrong, about what is important in life, it must be controlled by individual families, not by politicians and bureaucrats. No monopoly system can adequately reflect the values of all parents in a diverse society.”

— ”’David Boaz, Executive V.P., Cato Institute”’

Remember, it is not teachers that are key, it is parents.

Somehow the focus and power must be returned to the customer — otherwise called the parent.

It is not government, it is the parent who must possess power to hire and fire.

To not recognize this is like being sentenced to hell – – – – all fire and brimstone without solutions.

Only problems leading to problems leading to problems.

”’Richard O. Rowland is president of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, a non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute focused on promoting the free-market, individual freedom and liberty. He can be reached via email at:”’

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