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Vo-Tech Education (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-04-27

Duration: 00:26:23

Subjects: Education | Vocational education | Vocational-technical schools


  • Geltner, Naomi Host
  • Guste, William Interviewee
  • Weltchek, Andrew Interviewee
  • Jackson, Alphonse Interviewee
  • Ray, Delores Interviewee
  • Conlon, James Interviewee
  • Thiel, Art Interviewee
  • Pellegrin, Jack Interviewee
  • Stafford, Jim Interviewee
  • Pettingill, B.F. Interviewee
  • Bhata, Sanjiv Interviewee
  • Cobb, Shelton Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from April 27, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Naomi Geltner first reports on the week’s education headlines, including: interviews with Attorney General William Guste and Andrew Weltchek of the ACLU following a hearing on the creation science lawsuit; an interview with State Representative Alphonse Jackson on his support of the proposed repeal of the home study law; and an interview with Delores Ray of the Louisiana PTA on her group’s opposition to the federal tuition tax credits for students who attend private school. Next, Geltner conducts an in-studio interview with James Conlon, the manager of the Baton Rouge Substance Abuse Clinic, who discusses ICARE, a program raising awareness about alcohol and drug abuse. Rick Smith then reports on the status of vocational and technical education in Louisiana. He interviews: Art Thiel of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR); Jack Pellegrin, the president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE); Jim Stafford, the head of the vocational education division with the Louisiana Department of Education; B.F. Pettingill and Sanjiv Bhata, researchers at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette; and Shelton Cobb, the director of the Lafayette Regional Vo-Tech school.