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Home Schooling in Louisiana (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-05-06

Duration: 00:08:25

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1983 | Politics | Government | Education | Home schooling


  • George, Beth Host
  • Geltner, Naomi Reporter
  • Daugherty, Michael Interviewee
  • Daugherty, Vicki Interviewee
  • Edward, Kathy Interviewee
  • Holt, John Speaker
  • Helms, Donald Interviewee
  • Johnson, Harry Interviewee
  • Daugherty, Ed Interviewee
  • Reynolds, Diane Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee


This segment from the May 6, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Naomi Geltner’s report on the efforts to repeal the 1980 home study law at the 1983 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Geltner interviews parents Vicki and Ed Daugherty and Kathy Edward about the reasons why they decided to home school their children. She also talks to Dr. Donald Helms, the Assistant Superintendent in East Baton Rouge Parish, Harry Johnson of the Louisiana Association of Child Welfare and Attendance, and Diane Reynolds of the Department of Education about their concerns over the lack of guidelines and standards in place to oversee the effectiveness of home school programs. Lastly, Geltner also interviews State Representative Woody Jenkins about the right of parents to provide for the education of their children. Host: Beth George