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Parents protest school furlough

October 24, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of angry parents in Honolulu protested Hawaii's statewide public school shutdown, saying their children are losing out on education because of budget cuts.

Hawaii closed 256 public schools Friday, the first of 17 planned teacher furlough days, giving the state the shortest school year in the nation, at 163 days. Most states have 180 school days.

Organizers said the demonstration was to show leaders that they shouldn't make children suffer for a lack of financial planning. The state faces a $1-billion projected shortfall over the next 20 months.

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