Mike Antonucci has uncovered another gem that leaves us wondering whether to laugh or cry. It took a Hawaii newspaper six months and $170 in open records fees to find out how many teachers have been fired in Hawaii's public schools in the past two years.
And the grand total of that slow, careful counting? Ten. The Honolulu Civil Beat reports that only 10 out of about 12,000 teachers, or less than one-tenth of 1 percent of Hawaii's teaching force, were fired in the past two years. The ridiculous amount of time it took to acquire this information aside, it's yet another example of how teachers are rarely, if ever, dismissed for either poor performance or misconduct.