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National Teacher's Exam (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-01-12

Duration: 00:11:10

Subjects: Education | TEACHERS | National teacher examinations | Teacher certification | Nix, J. Kelly | Teachers' unions | Louisiana Association of Educators | Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Louisiana Board of Regents | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • George, Beth Host
  • Nix, Kelly Interviewee
  • Boudreaux, Jerry Interviewee
  • Soileau, James Interviewee
  • Arceneaux, William Interviewee
  • Brown, Debra Interviewee


This segment from the January 12, 1979, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the low passage rate for Louisiana teachers on the National Teacher Examination (NTE), a requirement for teacher certification. This report touches on the controversy surrounding Superintendent of Education Kelly Nix’s decision to make the NTE the only requirement for teacher certification and the possible changes to the schools of education at statewide colleges and universities due to the poor results. Host: Beth George