User Login

Login Access

Search the Collections

BESE Appoints John White as Superintendent of Education (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-01-13

Duration: 00:07:19

Subjects: Education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | White, John | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Roemer, Chas Speaker
  • Boffy, Holly Speaker
  • Garvey, Jim Speaker
  • Guillot, Jay Speaker
  • Beebe, Lottie Speaker
  • Dastugue, Penny Speaker
  • Royal, Karen Speaker
  • Meyer, Lee Speaker
  • Langdon, Les Speaker
  • Meyer, Beth Speaker
  • White, John Speaker


This segment from the January 13, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (BESE) selection of Recovery School District Superintendent John White as the new State Superintendent of Education. This report includes highlights of the comments made by BESE Board members and members of the public, including: BESE members Chas Roemer, Holly Boffy, Jim Garvey, Jay Guillot, Lottie Beebe, and Penny Dastugue; Karen Royal, a parent from New Orleans; Lee Meyer of the Assumption Parish School Board; Les Langdon of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers; and Beth Meyer, a parent and former BESE Board candidate. It also includes highlights from John White’s comments upon accepting the appointment. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford