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Teaching Tough Subjects (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-12-18

Duration: 00:06:14

Subjects: Education | History


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Granger, Karen Interviewee
  • Sundar, Shelia Interviewee
  • Rogers, Ashley Interviewee


This segment from the December 18, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kevin Gautreaux’s report on how Louisiana schools are teaching students controversial historical subjects, like the Civil War, in a more inclusive way. He interviews: Karen Granger, a teacher at St. Genevieve Catholic School in Lafayette; Shelia Sundar, social studies instruction coordinator at the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School and the founder of the Southern History Project; and Ashley Rogers, the director of operations at Whitney Plantation. This story is a part of the Southern Education Desk initiative. Host: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford