by Krystal Paco
Guam - It was low-to-no turnout over the weekend, as according to the Governor's Education Task Force chairperson Vince Leon Guerrero he's hoping stakeholders and teachers will show up this weekend for another round of meetings to hear what the community feels needs to be done to improve island education.
"We encourage parents this is your opportunity your forum," he explained. "We designated three regional school sites and we hope you find the time to turn out hopefully with a little more advanced notice you will be able to schedule the matais and the other kinds of commitments that parents have. Same thing with teachers - we hear that they're doing other things and we're hoping they'll be able to make some time and join us and talk to us because we really want to hear from them. We don't want to miss out on this opportunity and so we're going to give it another weekend shot, and we hope that people will turn out."
Some of the concerns raised include lack of accountability from leadership, staff afraid to speak out in fear of retribution, poor communication department wide, poor condition of schools, poor customer service, and the need for a uniformed curriculum. For a schedule of the forums to be held this week, click here.
If you're unable to attend the forums, the Governor's Office has established a Facebook fan page.