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Collective Bargaining (1981)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1981-12-15

Duration: 00:28:31

Subjects: Education | TEACHERS | School boards | COLLECTIVE BARGAINING


  • Leslie, Carole Host
  • Ducote, Jackie Speaker
  • Smith, Rick Producer
  • Sneigle, Pam Interviewee
  • Gilbert, Anne Interviewee
  • Lifton, Fred Interviewee
  • Eppling, Cheryl Interviewee
  • Prescott, James Interviewee
  • Koch, John Interviewee
  • Lacour, Nat Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from December 15, 1981, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Carole Leslie first reports on the week’s education headlines. Next, Jackie Ducote, the executive director of Advocates for Public Participation in Louisiana Education (APPLE), discusses her tips for initiating change at the local school board level. Lastly, Rick Smith reports on the issue of collective bargaining for public school teachers. He interviews: Pam Sneigle, a field representative for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT); Anne Gilbert, the past president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE); Fred Lifton, attorney; Cheryl Eppling, the political action director for LFT; James Prescott, the executive secretary for the Louisiana School Boards Association; John Koch, the legal counsel for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); and Nat Lacour, the president of the United Teachers of New Orleans.