Former HSTA Director: Furloughs Should Have Been on Paid Holidays Rather Than Fridays

·By Katherine Poythress

Joan Husted, former executive director of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, says negotiators missed an easy solution to Furlough Fridays and that the Department of Education — not the union — is responsible for hiring bad teachers.


Share your thoughts about the interview with Joan Husted. Do you agree with her that everyone backed themselves into a corner during Furlough Friday negotiations?

  1. An earlier version of this story mistakenly identified Husted's alma mater to be Michigan State University.