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September 30, 2011

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September 30, 2011

Hawaii Education Matters arose at a time when parents didn't have a voice, and needed one because critical decisions were being made about our children. HEM helps keeps me abreast of pressing education issues and helps plug in parents.
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September 30, 2011

As a leader in a Hawaiian private school's parent organization and military spouse, I have seen and heard the critical need for an organization like Hawaii Education Matters. Every child in Hawaii deserves an excellent education, and every family deserves a choice in how they pursue that. HEM not only raises awareness of how a healthy public school system benefits everyone in the community, they also provide tremendous vision with their child-focused initiatives that are applicable to all Hawaii schools, both public and private. I subscribe to the HEM newsletter and personally make every effort to incorporate HEM ideas and suggestions into our parent organization activities.

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Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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September 30, 2011

When Hawaii public schools choose to implement school furloughs on Fridays, as a member of the public I was pretty angry. I wanted to protest somehow but did not know what to do. I came across Hawaii Education Matters and learned that they were doing a rally at the State Capitol to protest the furloughs. I was able to meet HEM's organizers, members and volunteers. Everyone was working together collectively to get their voice heard. It was a great experience for me to be with concerned parents who were making themselves heard through peaceful protest. I have kept in touch with HEM through their website, following their activities after the rally.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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