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Education Reform Bills (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-03-09

Duration: 00:07:16

Subjects: Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2012 | Politics | Government | Education | TOPS PROGRAM | HIGHER EDUCATION | Sex Education | Bullying | Cyberbullying | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Louisiana Science Education Act | CREATIONISM


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Harrison, Joe Interviewee
  • Smith, Pat Interviewee
  • Peterson, Karen Carter Speaker


This segment from the March 9, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s preview of the major education bills under consideration at the upcoming 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. She interviews State Representative Joe Harrison, who discusses his proposals to cap the TOPS scholarship, to require the teaching of the founding principles of the United States in high school history classes, and to require schools to have a staff nurse and a social services advisor. She also interviews State Representative Pat Smith, who discusses her proposals to cap the TOPS Scholarship, to require comprehensive sex education in public schools, and to ban bullying and cyberbullying. Lincoln also reports on State Representative Herbert Dixon’s bill reducing the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) from eleven members to nine members and State Senator Karen Carter Peterson’s bill repealing the Louisiana Science Education Act. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford