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More teachers speak out over state of contract talks

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Teachers at Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary in Honolulu spent Tuesday morning joining a growing number of educators around the state who have spoken out against the current relationship between the teacher's union and state officials.

The teachers waved signs along Kamehameha Highway in an effort to gain community support and inform the public that teachers are working without a negotiated contract.

"Teachers come to work and teach, dedicated, understanding, and continuing in their motivation, despite all of the previous disappointment in the state's failure to recognize and acknowledge their contribution," said Betty Hurley, the school's Student Services Coordinator.

On November 15, disgruntled teachers waved signs before and after school at several Oahu campuses, including Campbell High School.

Those were called "Work to the Rules" protests, where teachers spent the day doing only the job they're paid for between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., meaning no extracurricular activities like event planning or tutoring.

The teachers union says it is planning more protests for Thursday.

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