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Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-10-05

Duration: 00:05:30

Subjects: Education | Charter schools | Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences | Agriculture | Vocational education


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Dauzat, Blaine Interviewee
  • Moreau, Robin Interviewee
  • Ducote, Sydney Charles Interviewee
  • Normand, Laken Fae Interviewee


This segment from the October 5, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s visit to the Louisiana School for the Agricultural Sciences in Bunkie, one of the state’s oldest charter schools. This report covers: the school’s unique mission; the agricultural curriculum; their vocational courses, including welding; their success in producing job-ready high school graduates; and the reasons for their consistent “D” ratings from the Louisiana Department of Education. Lincoln interviews: Blaine Dauzat, the school’s principal; Robin Moreau, the agriculture coordinator; Sydney Charles Ducote, a junior; and Laken Fae Normand, a junior. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford