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Education Legislation (2011)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-04-29

Duration: 00:05:53

Subjects: Education | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2011 | Politics | Government | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | HIGHER EDUCATION | UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS | Southern University in New Orleans | Taylor Opportunity Program for Students | TOPS PROGRAM | High school athletes


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Fontenot, Jodie Photographer
  • Danahay, Mike Speaker
  • Smith, Pat Interviewee
  • Appel, Conrad Interviewee
  • Bouie, Joseph Speaker
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • Badon, Austin Speaker
  • Gautreaux, Butch Interviewee
  • Hardy, Rickey Interviewee


This segment from the April 29, 2011, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s preview of the major education legislation under consideration at the 2011 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. This report includes: State Representative Mike Danahay testifying on his plan for redrawing the BESE Board districts; an interview with State Representative Pat Smith on her plan to allow the House and Senate to appoint one member each to the BESE Board; an interview with State Senator Conrad Appel on his bills to create one governing board for higher education and to merge the University of New Orleans (UNO), Southern University in New Orleans (SUNO), and Delgado Community College; Joseph Bouie, the president of the SUNO Faculty Senate, and State Representative Austin Badon speaking at a rally against the UNO-SUNO merger; Governor Bobby Jindal speaking at a press conference about his support of the UNO-SUNO merger; an interview with State Senator Butch Gautreaux on his bill capping the TOPS Scholarship program; and an interview with State Representative Rickey Hardy on his bill requiring high school athletes to maintain a 2.0 GPA. Host: Charlie Whinham