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Education Reform Lawsuits (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-06-15

Duration: 00:07:22

Subjects: Louisiana Association of Educators | Education | LAWSUITS | Teachers' unions | Louisiana Federation of Teachers | Teacher tenure | School choice | Educational vouchers


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee
  • Haynes, Joyce Interviewee


This segment from the June 15, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the recent lawsuits filed against the education reform laws passed during the 2012 Legislative Session. She interviews Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT), who discusses their two lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the new teacher tenure and school choice laws. She also interviews Joyce Haynes, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), who discusses their plan to file two separate lawsuits challenging the same laws. Lincoln also reads the written statements of Superintendent of Education John White and Governor Bobby Jindal regarding the LFT lawsuits. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford