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Superintendent of Education John White (2015)




Genre: News, Public Affairs, Speech

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-09-16

Duration: 00:23:46

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | White, John | SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION | Education | TEACHERS | Early childhood education | Common Core State Standards Initiative


  • White, John Speaker


A speech by State Superintendent of Education John White before the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on September 16, 2015. He discusses: the five parts of the state’s education plan – early childhood education, high standards, the professionalization of teachers and principals, providing a pathway to the middle class, and improving struggling schools in low income neighborhoods; the plan’s recent successes; the Common Core compromise bill passed at the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature; the high costs of attending college; and the next steps for the plan. White also answers questions from the audience.