A group of educators that call themselves CNMI-Ed will be hosting a peaceful march tomorrow that will focus on their concerns for public education in the CNMI, specifically the 25% share that the Public School System should get as its share of the CNMI’s annual general revenue.
The group is inviting parents, students, community members, and elected leaders to join them for the march that will start at the Oleai pavilions and end at the Minachom Atdao. Registration will begin at 3pm at the Oleai pavilions, and the march will begin at 4pm, and interested participants are encouraged to wear a purple, green, or white shirt. At the Minachom Atdao, a townhall meeting will be conducted involving the concerns raised by educators.
According to a CNMI-Ed letter to the editor, the current manner in which the 25% of general revenue is being determined after earmarks provides little or no assurance that PSS is adequately funded. The group believes that the intent of the guaranteed 25% minimum should be just that—a minimum requirement to provide a quality public education to CNMI students.