The Hawai‘i teachers union and the state returned to the bargaining table Thursday, three months to the day since their last session.
But the invitation to sit down for another round of talks — on the eve of a three-day weekend and after some less than cordial comments from Gov. Neil Abercrombie — could be just another stop on what’s been a very long and frustrating trail. The meeting raised eyebrows among some who think the timing might be more geared toward pleasing federal education officials who recently visited Hawai‘i.
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