Hawaii education officials and the state teachers union say the latest plan to restore furlough days could result in 2,500 layoffs, larger class sizes and cuts to school programs. Gov. Linda Lingle has offered $50 million to return teachers to the classroom, but state education and union officials say that is still $19.3 million short. Lingle's proposal to restore 27 furlough days would include having educators agree to give up 15 of their planning days.
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