Half of Hawaii’s charter schools are referred to in various ways as “host culture” or “Native Hawaiian” or “Hawaiian culture” charter schools. [These schools are not the same as the Hawaiian language immersion schools.]

The host-culture charter schools are helping to foster ethnic pride. But they are also being used as madrassas to indoctrinate children with religious beliefs and twisted history designed to promote feelings of entitlement to racial supremacy, racial separatism, and ethnic nationalism.

The Hawaii State Senate Education Committee has scheduled an informational briefing on (all the) charter schools for Thursday November 29.

Ken Conklin submitted written testimony. That testimony, along with the published notice of the briefing, and links to related webpages about the “host culture” charter schools, can be seen at