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Common Core in Louisiana (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-08-16

Duration: 00:22:24

Subjects: Education | Common Core State Standards Initiative | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Johnson, Linda Panelist
  • Boffy, Holly Panelist
  • Monaghan, Steve Panelist


This segment from the August 16, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on Common Core, national educational standards adopted by 45 states. Sanford reports that Louisiana is implementing the math and English standards, but has not developed a uniform process for implementing the standards. Sanford also leads an in-studio panel discussion on Common Core with: Linda Johnson, the former president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE); Holly Boffy, a current member of BESE; and Steve Monaghan, the president of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. They discuss: their stance on Common Core; the concerns over the implementation of the standards in Louisiana; the disappointing results from other states; and the lack of available resources in poor school districts.