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The Future of K-12 Education (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-12-28

Duration: 00:24:54

Subjects: Education | White, John | Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre, Newtown, Conn., 2012 | School safety and security | LAWSUITS | Teacher tenure | Educational vouchers | Teachers' unions | Louisiana Association of Educators | Louisiana Federation of Teachers


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • White, John Interviewee
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee
  • Haynes, Joyce Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from December 28, 2012, features a look at the future of K-12 education in Louisiana. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford first conduct an in-studio interview with State Superintendent of Education John White. He discusses: the impact of the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting on schools in Louisiana; school safety; the lawsuits challenging teacher tenure and the school voucher program; the positions of the teachers’ unions; improving failing schools; and the upcoming teacher evaluations. Whinham and Sanford also interview Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, and Joyce Haynes, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators. They discuss school safety and the lawsuits challenging teacher tenure and the school voucher program.