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American Samoan students underachieving

American Samoan students underachieving

Updated 17 June 2013, 10:24 AEST

While American Samoa is seeing more qualified teachers in their schools, statistics are showing that student performance still remains at a low level.

A recent Governors Education Symposium hosted in Chicago, raised valuable insights about the status of American Samoa's educational system. There are concerns that teachers are not as effective as they should be and that more financial resources are being spent on administration rather than impacting student learning in the classroom.

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts

Pacific education specialist Tele'a Andrews, University of Auckland

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