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Cecil Picard Interview (1996)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-05-10

Duration: 00:09:45

Subjects: Picard, Cecil J. | Louisiana. Department of Education | Education


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Picard, Cecil Interviewee


This segment from the May 10, 1996, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” feature Robert Collins’ in-studio interview with State Senator Cecil Picard, the incoming State Superintendent of Education. He discusses: his decision to not take office until July 1st; possible changes to the teacher evaluation and school accountability programs; his plans to reconstruct the Louisiana Department of Education, including the establishment of regional centers; and Governor Foster’s plan to defund church-based after-school programs.