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School Choice Week (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-01-27

Duration: 00:06:32

Subjects: Education | Educational change | School choice | Charter schools | Educational vouchers


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Editor
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Monaghan, Steve Speaker
  • Haynes, Joyce Interviewee
  • Moller, Jan Interviewee


This segment from the January 27, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the school choice proposals in Governor Bobby Jindal’s education reform plan, including the expansion of charter schools and the school voucher program. This report includes: Governor Jindal outlining his proposals at a meeting of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, speaking to the Baton Rouge Press Club about his opposition to the plan; and interviews with Joyce Haynes of the Louisiana Association of Educators and Jan Moller of the Louisiana Budget Project on their concerns about the plan. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford