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Campaign 1983: Superintendent of Education

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-09-30

Duration: 00:06:07

Subjects: Elections, 1983 | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | Politics | Nix, J. Kelly | CLAUSEN, TOM


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Nix, Kelly Interviewee
  • Clausen, Tom Interviewee


This segment from the September 30, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the upcoming election for the Superintendent of Education. Ekings interviews Kelly Nix, the incumbent, who discusses his credentials as an educator and administrator, the importance of state uniform standards, and the recent improvement in student performance. Ekings also interviews Tom Clausen, the challenger, who discusses his disagreement with the use of standardized tests to pass students to the next grade level, his belief that the tests put undue pressure on students, and Nix’s lack of integrity. Host: Beth Courtney