Education Week is underway in the Marshall Islands! Five debate teams took on the important question of whether poverty alleviation should take precedence over environmental stewardship. It was a hard fought debate with students noting the need for a clean environment to attract tourists and create jobs and to have a sustainable future based on the abundant marine resources. Meanwhile, the reality of children not having enough to eat was a powerful example of the need to reduce poverty. In the end, the judges point system resulted in a tie between the Co-op School and Baptist School. The Minister of Education, Hilda Heine and Ambassador Armbruster awarded the trophies and enjoyed the debates!