Hawaii State Teachers Association
On January 1, 1971, with the formal incorporation of the Hawaii State Teachers Association, a core group of dedicated visionaries came together to form the front line in the battle to bring education and teacher issues to the forefront of the State’s public agenda. Now, more than a quarter of a century later, many of those same leaders are still fighting for teachers’ rights. Today, they are focused on a new set of goals and priorities, but their ideals remain the same - to make school a better place for teachers and students alike. The mission of the Hawaii State Teachers Association is to support and enhance the professional roles of teachers, advocate teachers’ interests, collaborate with all segments of the community to assure quality public education for Hawaii’s youth, and promote human and civil rights to support and nurture diversity in our multifaceted community.