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Teacher Groups (1981)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-12-08

Duration: 00:28:09

Subjects: Louisiana Association of Educators | Louisiana Federation of Teachers | Teachers' unions | Education | TEACHERS


  • Leslie, Carole Host
  • Ducote, Jackie Speaker
  • Smith, Rick Reporter
  • Williams, Rita Interviewee
  • Gilbert, Anne Interviewee
  • Sneigle, Pam Interviewee
  • Eppling, Cheryl Interviewee
  • Lacour, Nat Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from December 8, 1981, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Carole Leslie first reports on the week’s education headlines. Next, Jackie Ducote, the director of Advocates for Public Participation on Louisiana Education (APPLE), discusses how parents can find out more information about their child’s school. Lastly, Rick Smith reports on the work of the two main teachers’ groups in the state, the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) and the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT). He interviews: Rita Williams, the director of public relations for LAE; Anne Gilbert, the past president of LAE; Pam Sneigle, a field representative for LFT; Cheryl Eppling, the political action director for LFT; and Nat Lacour, the president of the United Teachers of New Orleans.