30 Mar 2010

American Samoa teachers form professional body

12:45 pm on 30 March 2010

25 teachers in American Samoa have met to establish the territory's first professional teachers' body.

A veteran educator, Dr. Trudie Iuli Sala, says those at the meeting voiced their commitment to the Federation of American Samoa Educators, saying often they need support but don't know where to turn.

She says teachers believe equity is a problem that can easily be resolved with more fair treatment.

The organisation's goal is to unify and empower educators and provide a voice to improve education in the territory.