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Supt. of Education J. Kelly Nix (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-04-13

Duration: 00:27:16

Subjects: Education | Nix, J. Kelly


  • Geltner, Naomi Host
  • Kegel, Martha Interviewee
  • Bell, Terrell Speaker
  • Nix, J. Kelly Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from April 13, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Naomi Geltner first reports on the week’s education headlines, including an interview with Martha Kegel of the ACLU on the issue of school prayer in Rapides Parish and the creation science lawsuits, as well as comments by United States Secretary of Education Terrell Bell on his support of federal tax credits for parents of children attending private schools. Geltner then conducts an in-studio interview with Louisiana State Superintendent of Education J. Kelly Nix. He discusses: the lack of funding for teacher pay raises; the National Teachers’ Exam; the Professional Practices Commission; the creation science lawsuits; the convictions of two members of his administration; the Public Affairs Research Council’s recommendations for the vo-tech system; and his impressions of the past school year.