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Scott Richard & Steve Monaghan Interview (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-02-20

Duration: 00:06:03

Subjects: Louisiana School Boards Association | Louisiana Federation of Teachers | Education | Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Special Education | High school diplomas


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Richard, Scott Interviewee
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee


This segment from the February 20, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s in-studio interview with Scott Richard, the executive director of the Louisiana School Boards Association, and Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. They discuss: the high number of parents who are opting their children out of the Common Core testing known as PARCC; the consequences to the local school districts; and the controversy surrounding the new high school diplomas for special education students.