(Honolulu, HI) –The Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) has endorsed David Ige for Governor. The HSTA organization represents approximately 13,700 educators from public and charter schools. The announcement was made on Saturday, May 12 at the HSTA headquartersby the organization’s president, Corey Rosenlee.
Governor Ige was present at the time of the announcement. “It is an honor to have the faithand trust from Hawaii’s school teachers with this endorsement. I sincerely thank each HSTA member. The teacher’s organization represents the crucial guidance that our keiki need and deserve. Their commitment and dedication are recognized and appreciated, as we trust in them that our children receive the best education and learning skills that will last a lifetime.
“I have always believed that investing in our people will result in creating a thriving innovationeconomy for Hawai‘i. Improving our schools and empowering the faculty and staff to utilizeforward-thinking methods has made a dramatic difference. Our state can feel confident that our children will have a meaningful direction for career options and future leadership.”
Governor Ige is proud of his many accomplishments, including education. He expanded theEarly College program so all Hawai‘i public school students can earn college credits while in highschool. He also advocated for Hawai‘i’s Promise, which eliminates the high cost barriers ofhigher education for those who need financial assistance.
“I am gratified to have worked with more than 3,000 educators and community members statewide to complete the Blueprint for Education to improve the quality of instruction and retain more qualified teachers. The results have been remarkable, and parents should feel proud of the improved learning skills and opportunities that lie ahead for their children and ourfuture generations.”
For more information, visit www.davidige.org. The David Ige for Governor Headquarters is located at 1803 N. King St., in Honolulu.