Kamehameha Schools

The Kamehameha Schools recently started off their Winter Break with their annual celebration, Founderʻs Day.  Founderʻs Day is dedicated to Princess Pauahi Bishop, whose will and land holdings had established a school for the Native Hawaiian children.  I feel fortunate to have attended the schools Kapālama campus.  During my time there, I learned how much money the 5 trustees were accumulating in their positions.  For an English assignment to write a letter to the editor, I mentioned the ridiculous amount of money that the trustees were making.  I suggested using that money to create more schools for the Native Hawaiian children to attend.  Someone of higher authority, did not like my letter, and asked to remove me from class to speak with them.  My English teacher did not give in to their request.  I did not realize that I would ruffle any feathers.  I honestly felt that the Princess had good intentions of offering good education to her people.  It seems that the power at hand was able to manipulate the readings of the will, and continue as they please.  There are words used in the Princess' will that I did not take notice of during my days as a student at the Kamehameha Schools.  I do know that there could be more offered to the children of Hawai'i, via her will. 

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  • Kai'ulani you got yourself a great education, from a native Hawaiian move on and do great things for your people. The status and outrageous salaries could do wonders for many native Hawaiian children may be true, however, there are other venues that could make a difference that are opened to native Hawaiian children. Open them!
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