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The Value of the Professional Practices Commission (1982)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-11-12

Duration: 00:08:51

Subjects: Education | Professional Practices Commission | TEACHERS | Louisiana Association of Educators | Code of ethics | Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | Teacher tenure | Teacher certification | School boards


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Perry, James Interviewee
  • Robinson, Horace Interviewee
  • Davis, Wallace J. Interviewee
  • Cross, Mike Interviewee


This segment from the November 12, 1982, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the debate over the value of the Professional Practices Commission (PPC), an organization created in 1980 to oversee public school teachers. This report focuses on a recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling, in a case filed by the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE), which states that the PPC cannot establish a statewide code of ethics for teachers and that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) cannot revoke teaching certificates for teachers with tenure. It also touches on the issue of whether the state or local school boards should be in charge of handling issues that take place at the local level. Host: Beth George