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Students question officials on DEIS

Students question officials on DEIS

Posted: Jan 25, 2010 10:22 PM PST
by Michele Catahay

Guam - It seems that the military buildup will have a major impact on schools. During the public hearing last night, several public school students questioned officials why they are ill informed about the movement of U.S. Marines to Guam.

Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Nerissa Bretania Underwood says she's been told by secondary and elementary school officials that teachers have been discussing the Draft EIS during history and social studies classes. She says she's hoping to draw together stakeholders to examine the impact.

"We're hoping that in working with the Governor's Office that there will be that youth forum where representatives of our youth throughout the island will actually have the opportunity to voice their concerns and also whatever thoughts they have regarding the potential impacts of the military buildup," she said.

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