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End of the School Year (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-25

Duration: 00:28:33

Subjects: Education | School integration.


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Geltner, Naomi Reporter
  • Smith, Rick Reporter
  • Hamilton, David Interviewee
  • O'Neal, B.F. Interviewee
  • MacClain, Randy Interviewee
  • Sylvie, George Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from May 25, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Robert Collins reports on the week’s education headlines, including an interview with State Representative B.F. O’Neal on his bill establishing a school voucher system for kindergarten. Naomi Geltner then conducts an in-studio interview with David Hamilton, an attorney for the Louisiana Department of Education, who discusses the ongoing depositions in the creation science trial. Next, Rick Smith recaps the major stories of the 1981-1982 school year. He then conducts an in-studio interview with two journalists, Randy MacLain of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate and George Sylvie of the Shreveport Journal. They discuss the school desegregation orders in East Baton Rouge Parish and Caddo Parish, the growth of private education, and the state of public education.