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Preventing High School Dropouts (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-09-21

Duration: 00:05:51

Subjects: Education | High school dropouts


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Producer
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Goodson, Casey Interviewee
  • Cotton, Angela Interviewee
  • White, John Interviewee
  • Muller, Leo Interviewee
  • Cooper, Destiny Interviewee


This segment from the September 21, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on Louisiana’s efforts to prevent high school dropouts. She interviews: Casey Goodson, a teacher at Live Oak Middle School in Livingston Parish, who discusses the challenge of student apathy; Angela Cotton, a teacher at Vidalia Middle School in Concordia Parish, who discusses the importance of parental involvement; Superintendent of Education John White, who discusses the complex problem of keeping kids in school and the Department of Education’s new Course Choice program; Leo Muller, the director of Choices Education Group, who discusses the Choices in-classroom workshop sponsored by the Rotary Club in twenty-six Louisiana parishes; and Destiny Cooper, a teacher at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, who shares a success story. This report is a part of the American Graduate Day initiative. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford