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Home Study Program (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-05-18

Duration: 00:27:25

Subjects: Education | Professional Practices Commission | Home schooling


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Smith, Rick Reporter
  • Geltner, Naomi Reporter
  • Slacks, Lorraine Interviewee
  • Nix, J. Kelly Speaker
  • Holloway, Clyde Interviewee
  • Buchanan, B.G. Interviewee
  • Guarisco, Anthony Interviewee
  • Edward, Kathy Interviewee
  • Daugherty, Vickie Interviewee
  • Daugherty, Michael Interviewee
  • Smith, Diane Interviewee
  • Bankston, Lynn Interviewee
  • Jenkins, Woody Interviewee
  • Cobb, Gerald Interviewee
  • Nix, J. Kelly Interviewee
  • Long, Jimmy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from May 18, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Robert Collins first conducts an in-studio interview with Lorraine Slacks, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), who discusses the LAE’s reaction to the Louisiana Supreme Court’s ruling on the Professional Practices Commission (PPC). Collins then reports on the week’s education headlines, including a press conference with State Superintendent of Education J. Kelly Nix discussing the results of the basic skills test and an interview with Clyde Holloway about the upcoming Forest Hill court hearing. Next, Rick Smith reports on a rally at the State Capitol by Christian school leaders in opposition to a bill requiring private schools to follow public school guidelines. He interviews Reverend B.G. Buchanan of Central Baptist Christian Academy and State Senator Anthony Guarisco. Lastly, Naomi Geltner reports on the proposed repeal of the home study law. She interviews: Kathy Edward, home study parent; Vickie Daugherty, home study parent; Michael Daugherty, home study student; Diane Smith, home study parent; Lynn Bankston, home study parent; State Representative Woody Jenkins; Reverend B.G. Buchannan of Central Baptist; Dr. Gerald Cobb of the Louisiana Department of Education; State Superintendent J. Kelly Nix; and State Representative Jimmy Long, the chairman of the House Education Committee.