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Terrebonne Parish Teachers’ Strike (1989)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1989-12-22

Duration: 00:09:52

Subjects: Public employee strikes | Teachers' unions | TEACHERS | Strikes | Education


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Nachman, Karen Reporter
  • Davis, Carol Interviewee
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Hellier, Harry Interviewee
  • Cooley, Alfred Interviewee
  • Brasher, Morgan Interviewee
  • Binford, Lynette Interviewee
  • Binford, JoAnne Interviewee
  • Frederick, Sara Interviewee
  • Sachse, Victor Interviewee
  • Robein, Louis Interviewee


This segment from the December 22, 1989, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen Nachman’s report on the 43-day Terrebonne Parish teachers’ strike, the longest in Louisiana history. Nachman reports that the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that the teachers have a right to strike. She interviews: Carol Davis, the president of the Terrebonne Parish Association of Educators; former Governor Dave Treen, the attorney for the Terrebonne Parish School Board; Harry Hellier, teacher; Alfred Cooley, grandparent; Morgan Brasher, the superintendent of the Terrebonne Parish Public Schools; Lynette Binford, student; JoAnne Binford, parent; Sara Frederick, parent; Victor Sachse, attorney; and Louis Robein, attorney for the teachers. Host: Robert Collins