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Curriculum Controversy (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Public Affairs, News

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-14

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: Education | Educational vouchers | TEXTBOOKS | Science | White, John


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Flournoy, Melissa Interviewee
  • Kinsland, Gary Interviewee
  • White, John Interviewee


This segment from the September 14, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the controversy surrounding the curriculum being taught at the 116 private and parochial schools that accept school voucher students. Lincoln reports that several of the Christian schools use textbooks that promote a Biblical worldview in the areas of history, social studies, and science. She interviews: Melissa Flournoy, the director of Louisiana Progress; Dr. Gary Kinsland, a geology professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Superintendent of Education John White. Hosts: Shauna Sanford and Charlie Whinham