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School Choice Week (2016)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2016-01-22

Duration: 00:07:05

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Education | School choice | Charter schools


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lewis, Eric Panelist
  • Roemer, Caroline Panelist
  • Campanella, Andrew Panelist


This segment from the January 22, 2016, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford leading a panel discussion on the upcoming National School Choice Week. The panelists are: Eric Lewis, the executive director of the Apex Collegiate Academy in Baton Rouge; Caroline Roemer, the executive director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools; and Andrew Campanella, the president of National School Choice Week. They discuss: the goal of school choice week; the school choice options available to parents; the upcoming events in Louisiana and around the country; Governor John Bel Edwards’ stance on school choice; and the statistics on charter schools in Louisiana.