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Underwood comments on Calvo's address

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Education and the economy, Governor Eddie Calvo drawing a link between the two in his Weekly Address to the people of Guam. The governor saying it's a coincidence that $287 million is owed for tax refunds, it's the same amount DOE is asking for its budget for the next fiscal year.

Calvo saying the problems with education has to do with the cruel cycle of poverty in Guam, adding that at some point in our government, education funding took a back seat to other priorities. The governor said he would be working with superintendent Dr. Nerissa Underwood and other education leaders on a strategic blueprint for economic development.

She said, "We need to put our money is where our value is, so if we value education we need to ensure that it is fully financed, but its not just about money its really about the commitment of the community to ensure that we help every child prepare for life that we help every child encourage them to enter and enroll in post secondary education, so you know what, I do agree with him that the condition of our community is dependent upon the level of education and the level of preparedness that our students bring into the community."

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