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Professional Practices Commission Passes the House (1980)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1980-06-20

Duration: 00:07:53

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


  • George, Beth Host
  • Blome, Ron Host
  • Bagert, Ben Speaker
  • Jackson, Alphonse Speaker
  • Treen, Dave Interviewee
  • Adley, Robert Speaker
  • Simoneaux, Frank Speaker
  • Alexander, Avery Speaker


This segment from the June 20, 1980, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an in-depth report on the debate and passage of a bill in the House of Representatives, which creates the Professional Practices Commission, a 15-member board with the authority to hear complaints against teachers and recommend the removal of teaching certificates. This report touches on concerns over the effect of the bill on the existing teacher tenure law. Host: Beth George Host: Ron Blome