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Common Core in LA, MS & AL (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-06-26

Duration: 00:06:21

Subjects: Common Core State Standards Initiative | Education


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Geymann, Brett Speaker
  • Broadwater, Chris Interviewee
  • Appel, Conrad Interviewee
  • Beabout, Brian Interviewee
  • Tollison, Gray Interviewee
  • Bice, Tommy Interviewee
  • Voltz, Debbie Interviewee
  • Minnich, Chris Interviewee


This segment from the June 26, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the legislative battles over the Common Core educational standards in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Her report touches on the Common Core compromise reached in the Louisiana Legislature and the efforts to rebrand the standards in Mississippi and Alabama. Her report includes interviews with: Louisiana State Representative Brett Geymann; Louisiana State Representative Chris Broadwater; Louisiana State Senator Conrad Appel; Dr. Brian Beabout of the University of New Orleans; Mississippi State Senator Gray Tollison; Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice; Debbie Voltz, the Dean of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and Chris Minnich, the executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers. This report is a part of the Southern Education Desk series. Host: Charlie Whinham