Interview with Meyer Ueoka (1/29/1991)

Interview with Meyer Ueoka conducted by Warren Nishimoto and Daniel W. Tuttle, Jr. on 1/29/1991 in the Ueoka residence Wailuku, Maui as part of the Hawaiʻi Political History Documentation Project. A member of both appointed and elected Boards of Education talks about his background in Maui schools, Boy Scouts, and Military Intelligence Service. He recalls controversial board issues such as the firing of Burl Yarlberry and collective bargaining. Other topics include: influence of early educational experiences; experiencing racism in Nebraska upon returning from WWII; work as the Maui deputy county attorney in the 1950s; conflict with Lowell Jackson while on the Maui School Board; discussion of the differences between an appointive and elective school board; role of the legislature in education; vocational education in the community colleges; Three-On-Two program which provided three teachers to two classes; discussion of various school board superintendents in the 1980s including Charlie Clark, Donnis Thompson, and Francis Hatanaka; and SCBM (school/community-based management). Interview spans 6 videotapes. Transcript is available

Languages: English

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