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'School of the Air' future in doubt in South Australia

'School of the Air' future in doubt in South Australia

Updated 16 April 2014, 8:32 AEST

It's an Australian institution, and its future is in doubt.

Schools of the Air has helped students in remote parts of Australia get an education for more than 60 years.

But while student numbers in New South Wales, Queensland and the Northern Territory are healthy, it's a different story in South Australia where parents want to preserve the service for future generations.

Presenter: Lauren Waldhuter'

Speaker: Lucie Giles, student, Kootaberra station, near Port Augusta; Megan Giles, concerned parent; Lyn Leader-Elliot, Flinders University cultural heritage lecturer ; Polly Smart, principal, School of the Air, South Australia

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