Western Schools and the English Language
Schools and teacher training were improved. The school system emphasized one language, English, and one set of ideals, American democracy. The new push for Americanization was difficult for Native Hawaiians. Use of the Hawaiian language in schools was not favored, so it began to disappear. Native Hawaiians felt the deep loss of their language and culture while they cooperated with and took part in the new government of the Territory. In the centralized public school system, the ideal of American democracy was taught. The number of schools and the grades were increased. By 1915, at least one high school had been built on each of the major islands. The University of Hawai‘i was started in 1907.