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Caddo Parish Public Schools (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-04

Duration: 00:27:29

Subjects: Education


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Geltner, Naomi Reporter
  • Smith, Rick Reporter
  • Long, Jimmy Interviewee
  • Unger, Maya Interviewee
  • Zadeck, Donald Interviewee
  • O'Neal, B.F. Interviewee
  • Lee, Walter Interviewee
  • Jackson, Alphonse Interviewee
  • Stonecipher, Elliot Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from May 4, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Robert Collins first reports on the week’s education headlines, including an interview with Manya Unger of the National PTA. Naomi Geltner then conducts an in-studio interview with State Representative Jimmy Long, the chairman of the House Education Committee. He discusses the education bills under consideration at the 1982 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including the creation of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, the proposed repeal of the creation science law, and the proposed repeal of the home study program. Lastly, Rick Smith reports on the debate over the quality of the Caddo Parish Public School System. He interviews: Donald Zadeck, businessman; State Representative B.F. O’Neal; Caddo Parish School Superintendent Walter Lee; State Representative Alphonse Jackson; and Elliot Stonecipher, committee chairman.