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Teachers’ Strike in St. John the Baptist Parish (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana, 30.0784727, -90.5332788

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-09-21

Duration: 00:07:32

Subjects: Public employee strikes | TEACHERS | Teacher pay raises | St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools | Education


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Holloway, Louis Interviewee
  • Whitehead, Charlotte Interviewee
  • Collins, Sandra Interviewee
  • Accardo, Joe Interviewee


This segment from the September 21, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the strike by the 700 teachers and school employees in St. John the Baptist Parish. Ekings reports that Governor Edwin Edwards urged the teachers and school board to meet, but that the subsequent talks have broken down. She interviews: Louis Holloway, teacher; Charlotte Whitehead of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE); Sandra Collins, parent; and State Representative Joseph Accardo. This report includes footage of the teachers on strike at East St. John High School in Reserve, Louisiana. Host: Beth Courtney