by Nick Delgado
Guam - In an effort to ensure the Chamorro language is adequately taught in the island's public schools, freshman senator Mana Silva Taijeron has introduced a measure that would increase the number of school years that doe students are taught the language and culture. Her Bill 95 would require students to have Chamorro courses every year of middle school and an additional year in high school.
As it stands, students are required to take a year of Chamorro courses in both middle and high school, with elementary students required to take six years in elementary.
The introduction of the bill coincides with the celebration of Mes Chamorro (Chamorro Month).