Student discussion of issues which generate opposing points of view shall be considered a normal part of the learning process in every area of the school program. The depth of the discussion shall be determined by the maturity of the students.


Teachers shall refer students to resources reflecting multiple and diverse points of view. Discussions, including contributions made by the teacher or resource person, shall be maintained on an objective, factual basis. Stress shall be placed on learning how to make judgements based on facts.


A sample letter can be found in the yearly distributed "Opening of the School Year Packet" to all Department of Education employees.


Controversial Issues Information on the Hawaii Public Schools website: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/FAQ/Pages/Parent-opt-out-for-child.aspx

Board of Education Policy: http://boe.hawaii.gov/policies/Board%20Policies/Controversial%20Issues.pdf