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Teacher Tenure Lawsuit (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-12-21

Duration: 00:03:59

Subjects: Education | Teacher tenure | Louisiana Federation of Teachers | LAWSUITS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Godoy, Al Editor
  • Monaghan, Steve Interviewee
  • Nieland, Brigitte Interviewee
  • Martin, Rayne Interviewee


This segment from the December 21, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the Louisiana Federation of Teachers’ lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s new teacher tenure law. Lincoln reports that Judge Michael Caldwell upheld three of the four provisions of the law. Lincoln interviews: Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers; Brigitte Nieland, the Vice President of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI); and Rayne Martin, the director of Stand for Children. Host: Charlie Whinham