Improving Hawaii's public education system seems to be a noble but unrealistic cause - especially for those of us in the technology community who might have to wait years or decades for a positive impact (years that we cannot afford).
There's a real amazing site - called the Khan Academy
- run by 1 guy in California that provides comprehensive, on-line, free video 'courses' for high school math and science (over 1400 videos online). As the news report below shows, it is gaining world-wide following helping students in remote locations improve their education.
Rather than struggling to make our existing system a little better, the Internet can help students learn anytime, anywhere. Why bang your head against the wall trying to deal with Hawaii's government when you could be fostering on-line alternatives?