Would like to thank ClearHealthLife for allowing me to post an important commentary as we head back to school. Educators — including teachers, ed assistants, support staff, counselors, coaches and administrators are fleeing the profession. The #1 reason is the lack of support from the public and constant bashing we receive from parents.
This behavior is not new. I’m a third-generation teacher. My grandparents taught public school; both my parents did. However, my parents took early retirement decades ago due to all the unfair criticism they received from the public and parents. They were exhausted.
The general public and parents are never satisfied. However, they never fund our public schools properly.
Christy Arnold demonstrates the dedication our public school teachers have for our keiki, their families and community. Teaching is a Labor of Love, but the love must be reciprocated.
UPDATE 8.13.22: Joseph Nunes responded. Claims Pua is the daughter of a police officer on Kaua’i, yet Joseph violates KPD policy using a homophobic slur. His comment also violates DOE policy. Joseph coaches young boys in football. Yet this is how he responds, “Grow the fuck up and stop getting hurt feelings only fags get hurt feelings!!!”
And, for this reason, I posted this article about behavior of numerous kama’aina (locals) in the Hawaiian islands. Lived here many years. I hear people talk about aloha — until things don’t go their way. Then they are mean, threatening, violent and uncivil.
Hawai’i is a tribal place. Began with the kings and queens. Partnering with plantation and business owners, the monarchy recruited poor people from around the world to work here as indentured servants.
To ensure labor remained oppressed, owners kept workers in camps. They separated people by ethnicity and language. They ruled using fear, violence and intimidation. Today, there is a facade of aloha to attract tourist dollars. Underneath the surface, many people are angry, enraged and mean.
I asked Pua Nunes to apologize for attacking me. She just continued her tactics. Her husband could reach out professionally. Instead, he now furthers additional attacks. He coaches football and this example is the role model he provides to our young boys!
Joseph Nunes responded, “lol it’s all good it doesn’t bother me at all! “
Coach Nunes doesn’t apologize for the homophobic slur. This shows his lack of respect for the LBGTQ+ community. His example is why I do not support football. I see a culture in management and coaches that is misogynistic as well as homophobic. The NFL has many bad actors!
Football coaches do not respect the LBGTQ+ community. Joseph believes his comments and behavior are funny, right on and cool. Immature boys on Kaua’i. Sketchy role model indeed.
As a youngster, my mom filled our beat-up, second hand car each Monday with breakfast supplies for her needy and hungry Black students. She stayed up late at night pounding on her sewing machine to make them clothes. She paid; our family sacrificed. Society does not support teachers or students as they should.
My father served as a teacher and a coach, then a counselor working with troubled youth, and ultimately became one of the top principals in our state. Both helped so many youngsters. Sadly, the general public and parents rarely had their back.
Never enough money; never enough supplies; never enough support. Yet demands from the general public and parents never end. “More, more, more,” they demand. Less, less, less each school receives.
After two years of COVID19 pandemic flipped our schools upside down, we finally seemed poised to begin a regular, return-to-normal school year: no mask requirements; no mandates for shots; no urgent concerns for social distancing.
Thought we might have learned during the pandemic how important are our educators. Parents screamed, “I can’t teach my keiki!” They whined, “I can’t afford day care!” They complained, “My child isn’t learning effectively in a remote environment.”
However, school budgets did not increase significantly; although the demands always increase.
Negative Nancy Pua Nunes
- Pua Nunes lives in Puhi, Hawai’i
- From Kaneohe, Hawaii
- Married to Joseph Nunes
- Pronounces name POO-uh CHAHNG TIM
- Customer Service Assistant at Home Depot. December 2019 – Present. Lihue, Hawai’i
The first week of school in the Aloha state was marred by a selfish, uninformed whiney mom who believes someone owes her child a Chromebook. She’s the 2022-23 Negative Nancy Pua Nunes. She has now unfriended me.
She’s also a hypocrite. Pua Nunes claims she’s nice. She’s not. She considers herself entitled, privileged and that others should provide for her. Teachers and educators try their best. Never good enough for people like Pua Nunes.
Pua Nunes has repeatedly attacked me. I walked away from our initial discussion. She posted an entire thread about me. She gaslighted me. She’s a passive aggressive narcissist, who freeloads in our islands.
People like Pua don’t want to pay more in taxes. They simply want somebody else to give them free stuffs. Pua isn’t poor. She posted about all the goodies, including a custom $500 surfboard for her son.
Pua Nunes posted about the $1,000 iPhone13 her daughter recently lost at Kalapaki beach.
Pua is happy now, as her “504” student received a FREE Chromebook from taxpayers. Section 504 assures that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided for students without disabilities.
Traditional students do NOT receive free Chromebooks. And Pua Nunes has sufficient money to purchase a Chromebook. She freeloads on taxpayers and takes resources from families in need.
Pua Nunes has enough money for her son to play football. Entertainment over education.
Pua Nunes also has money for wine, fine dining, beer and the luxurious life. Claims she can’t afford a $129 Chromebook her children need for school. Forces taxpayers to provide … this is freeloading !
Pua Nunes lives on the east side of Kaua’i — one of the most beautiful places in the world. Here she is (left) with a couple friends enjoying magical Hanalei Bay. People around the world would simply die to live here. Pua freeloads on the goodness of others, while soaking in her privilege.
Pua Nunes is an expert on narcissism. She’s exhibited many of these tendencies with me. She claims to be a victim of some sort. She attacked me — hit me when I was walking away — and has waged a vile campaign on social media, as I stood up to her freeloading on taxpayers.
Pua Nunes called on her Squad to come to her rescue. All seem to be selfish, privileged and entitled women themselves. Living the dream on Kaua’i, but wanting others to provide for them.
Pua Nunes is also an expert on gaslighting. She used these techniques to attack me.
After Pua Nunes posted her initial comments, I challenged the unfair attack on our schools and teachers. We argued a bit and I walked away. Pua then posted a major attack on me the next day and called out all her squad to rush to her defense. Here are some of the individuals and comments. I’ve not included their mean attacks. They can add the slander if they wish.
This is the same guy that was talking shit to me about Hawaiians! Typical haole, teaches english in other countries, named his business with ALOHA in it! Ha! Telling you to move off the island, really!?Jennie Waiwaiole-Vega
“Typical haole,” she wrote. “Haole” is like the N-word to Black people. It’s a racist slur. Jennie claims I teach English in other countries. Hmmm? Played professional basketball in other countries. Didn’t teach English. People on Kaua’i love to talk story about people and make up sh*t. What can one do?
Jennie continues to attack me on social media, “he is slandering you in this artical. I would screen shot everything.” Jennie wrote, “artical.” This unfortunately is the level of education on Kaua’i.
Pua responded, “I already screenshot EVERYTHING,Doll! Way before he created this defamatory article. By seeing previous posts about him, it’s his M.O. one sided bs. He just messed with the WRONG one!!”
Pua Nunes has been looking to fight with me since our initial conversation. This incident documents how some females initiate and continue abusive behavior toward males. Pua claims she’s a “badass who’s not one to lose without a fight.”
Remember, I walked away. Pua Nunes hit back!
Just this week, U.S. Marshals Service arrested social media model Courtney Clenney on Big Island. She goes by Courtney Tailor online and has more than 2 million followers on Instagram.
Clenney is charged with second-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon being accused of fatally stabbing her boyfriend, Christian “Toby” Obumseli, in the chest during a domestic dispute in their Miami apartment back in April.
Every student should be provided a chrome book and hotspot if that’s how they gonna make everything nw! I just told my sone that good cuz my wifi ain’t that fast and I ain’t paying more just for the school. They can send a hotspot home with him!Tehani Dabin
Computer work for homework has always been a problem! They forget that not everyone is fortunate enough to have internet access or a computer.Wynona Adams (Rosa)
However, Wynoma is working to raise money for football:
He works for BOE/DOE? Him putting you down and slamming you on social media is wrong. He mentioned “our job”? Is he a Counselor, Teacher? What he said and doing it on Facebook is very unprofessional. Let me know what school or what is his title with the school he is associated with. The higher ups need to be made aware of this Facebook slamming he did upon you.Leinanikai Brun
Pua Nunes criticized our schools and teachers. I criticized her in return for being unfair. Now, Leinankai wants to punish me in retaliation. Could instead express frustration with “higher ups” to get more resources for our keiki — but that would be real work and too much to ask.
I feel myself that the school should provide the ChromebookCherrie I. Mano’i
If you’re (the school / teachers) gonna give kids homework or work on the computer and don’t give them one to bring home then what’s the point of doing it on the computer? Not all households have one or the money to get one for their child. You [Pua Nunes] weren’t wrong for posting this you were just concerned and that’s a valid feeling / point. How do they expect kids to be successful when they don’t even give them the right tools for their assignments.Taybree Silva
Some might find Taybree’s point to be reasonable. Taybree is posting from a computer or expensive smartphone, but she won’t spend $129 for a computer for her children. Parents won’t pay taxes to support schools, but apparently expect teachers to pay out of their pockets for their keiki.
Taybree and the others won’t contact the governor. It’s an election year. Could demand on politicians to better fund our public schools. These silly little girls blame teachers and schools, but do nothing to change our world. Yes, silly, little girls!
Dude, GTFOH with that entitled bullshit! Who the hell are you to tell her to get off Kauai?!?! You acting like one cry baby biyatch when her post was NEVER about you…you attack her and anybody else that agrees with her, but cannot give VALID reasons fir the crap you say, and cannot answer VALID questions people ask you…how about you get off Kauai?!?! Cause really, nobody need your bull!Janine Vidinha
- Janine worked at Ameritech Cellular
- Studied Accountancy at Kauai Community College
- Went to Kauai High School
- Lives in Anahola, Hawaii
Yea, dude! Janine slanders me with her entitled bullshit. All these ladies want someone to pay for them but don’t have the courage to demand on our politicians. They are social media warriors, who won’t engage in real politics or do the real work it take to improve our public schools. They’re just angry, privileged and mean to others.
Wow. He must have missed Kindergarten where they teach you, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.Larisa Jean Beto
Although Larisa does not live in da islands, her advice would have been perfect for Pua, who chose to criticize our public schools and teachers. Neither have resources unless taxpayers provide additional funding.
Upside down world !!! Parents want others to pay for their children. This is privilege and entitlement.
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