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Professional Practices Commission (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-05-2

Duration: 00:07:07

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1980 | Louisiana. Legislature | Politics | LEGISLATION | Education | TEACHERS | Teacher certification | Teacher tenure | Louisiana Association of Educators | Professional Practices Commission


  • George, Beth Host
  • Mouton, Sonny Interviewee
  • Nix, Kelly Interviewee
  • Robinson, Horace Interviewee
  • Prescott, James Interviewee


This segment from the May 2, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on Governor Dave Treen’s bill that would establish a Professional Practices Commission for teachers, a fifteen member board that would oversee the teaching profession, make recommendations about teacher certification, and remove incompetent teachers. This report touches on the opposition to the bill by the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) because they feel it circumvents the existing teacher tenure law. Host: Beth George