Private elite shcools...
......do not service the needs of the islands in a way that being of service to the world is a healthy example of mixed cultures living together in peace and harmony. Elitism defined as, " The belief that certain persons or members of certain groups deserve favored treatment by virtue of their superiority, as in intelligence, social standing, or wealth." The graduates of Punahoe, Mid-Pacific, 'iIolani, and Kamehameha Schools and several others all have a prestige advantage over the 170,000 Hawai'i public school children. As a question asked in my website blog, "Compare and contrast racism to elitism." There is not much difference.
Hawai'i Preparatory Acadamy: 640 students, $55,000/year.
Punahou School: 3,750 students, $28,960/year.
Mid-Pac Institute: 1,550 students, $27,500/year.
Iolani School: 1,940 students, $27,175/year.
Kamehameha Schools: 3000 students, "free" for all who qualify.
Catholic Schools: 31 schools, 8,600 students, $8,000 per year.
Luthern Schools: 135 students, $4,000 - 7,000.
Buddhist Schools: 76 students, $18,000.
Kamehameha Schools: 3000 students, "free" for all who qualify. Eltist because children must qualify academically in order to be accepted, leaving those who do not qualify feeling inadequate in nature, which is a shame. Kamehameha Schools are also a form of reverse racism, which is not a solution and is not right. How can one group of people expect fairness and equality when they practice the opposite.
The total average annual enrollment of the above five elite schools is roughly 11,000, compared to the as 170,000 public school enrollment.
Residing above and beyond all Hawaiian ethnicities is the mindfulness concept of, "One World, One People." This needs to be the primary and leading objective for Hawi'i in order to be representative of what the world needs now, and in being of clear and higher Service to the World.
Schools need to focus on teaching inner developmental practices more than outer practices. People to begin at a young age to understand their inner feelings and thoughts and know how to manage them constructively through prayer and variouis forms of meditation. I do not support the current in-class environment of children sitting at desks in rows and isles facing a teacher and a blackboard. It is mechanical and rote...mechanical or unthinking routine or repetition a joyless sense of order, rote, and commercial hustle— L. L. King. Preschool children often sit on the floor in a circles or semi-circle around a teacher creating a more interactive sharing and learning envionronment as opposed to separate mechanical outdated learning stations (desks). Through high school students wherever possible should sit on pillows set on floor pads or blankets with small floor desks for writing. Seeing each other's faces is remarkably important as opposed to the present structure of looking at everyone's back.
Is a growing sub-culture in Hawai'i as well as everywhere else in the world. Over the next twenty years artificial intellegence (AI) will be replacing up to 45% of the job market, expanding the homelessness subculture even further. Capitalism is a failing economic system serving primarily the rich elite, reducing most others to merely surviving and creating a modern day slave society. Life should be happy, joyess and free.
I propose using these private school campuses as homeless communites. These campuses have most everything necessary to support living communities. For instance Mid-Pac could be the entrance and assessment campus for drug addiction, mental illness and other life distructive habits or problems. Everyone required 30 days here for thourough assements, afterwards to graduate to Punahoe or another campus that would offer job training and hold group meeting for drugs (AA n NA), for relationships (CODA), and for those injured by other's drug and alcohol abuse (ALAON). Other life affirming and motivating interactive discussion groups could evolve. After graduating from the assesment and personal behavior control campus the next level such as Punahoe would offer non-competitive, non-aggressive physical activites such as yoga, tai-chi, chi-kung, meditation, etc. Other relevant courses could be offered as well. Residents would eventually take over managing and running each campus with a few professional exceptions. And, no one leaves until they are ready to leave.
Homeless people need an inspirational, encouraging enviornment that affirms they are worthy of being a part of society and life. All parents of children going to private schools could be of greater service to the community of Hawai'i be enrolling their children in public schools and particpating voluntary or professional in ways to help make Hawai'i public shcools the best in the country and the best in the world. We not to stop separating children into elite bubble programs that for the most part are meaningful to the parents more than to the children. We need to make room for the Homeless as an experiment for what could realistically be a way of living in the future. This is why I would leave one campus for ordinary people and their families to attend and learn some what the homeless are learning and help refine what needs refinning.