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LFT Lawsuit (1987)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1987-01-16

Duration: 00:06:52

Subjects: Louisiana Federation of Teachers | Education | LAWSUITS | STATE BUDGET


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Crowley, Robert Interviewee
  • Edwards, Edwin Speaker


This segment from the January 16, 1987, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Rob Hinton’s in-studio interview with Robert Crowley, the executive director of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT). He discusses LFT’s lawsuit against Governor Edwin Edwards, the Louisiana Legislature, and Attorney General William Guste for the budget cuts to K-12 education. This segment also includes highlights of Governor Edwards’ response to the lawsuit.