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Teacher Certification (1978)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1978-11-17

Duration: 00:04:35

Subjects: Education | TEACHERS | Teacher certification | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Nix, J. Kelly | National teacher examinations


  • George, Beth Host
  • Chevalier, Judy Speaker
  • Nix, Kelly Interviewee
  • Deshotels, Mike Speaker
  • Epling, Cheryl Speaker
  • Stephens, William E. Speaker


This segment from the November 17, 1978, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the meeting of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). At this meeting, teachers expressed their dissatisfaction with Superintendent of Education Kelly Nix and his establishment of what they view as a high minimum passing score on the National Teacher Examination (NTE), a test that must be passed for teachers to become certified. Host: Beth George