Only a couple of weeks ago teachers and parents alike were celebrating the great victory of AFT’s “Pink Hearts, not Pink Slips” in Congress which won over $20Million for Guam’s teachers. Unfortunately, Guam’s Legislature was celebrating in a different way by taking $20Million away from DOE’s budget leaving our teachers and students in even worse shape. DOE Teachers have long gone above and beyond the call of duty, achieving amazing feats with little or no supplies, suffering long unresolved indignities of millions of dollars in unpaid debt, subpar wages and horrible health insurance only to have their victory snatched away by every senator that voted for the FY ‘11 budget. Unfortunately, this is just another example of failed economic policies that continue to leave our families behind so that a wealthy few and foreign corporations can move ahead at our expense.

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