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BESE Approves New Private School Licensing Rules (2012)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2012-10-19

Duration: 00:07:31

Subjects: Education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education | PRIVATE SCHOOLS


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Lincoln, Sue Reporter
  • Justice, Todd Editor
  • Treaudo, Carolyn Interviewee
  • White, John Speaker
  • Barnes, Peter Speaker
  • Monaghan, Steve Speaker
  • White, John Interviewee
  • Garvey, Jim Interviewee


This segment from the October 19, 2012, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Sue Lincoln’s report on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (BESE) approval of new rules for the licensing of private schools. It includes highlights from the BESE Board Meeting, including Superintendent of Education John White explaining the new rules and public comments by Peter Barnes of the Louisiana Association of Christian Schools and Steve Monaghan of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers. Lincoln also examines Conquering Word Christian Academy, a private school with two locations in Marrero and New Orleans East and a pending application for a third school in Slidell. Lincoln reports that the school is currently under investigation for FEMA fraud. She interviews: Carolyn Treaudo, the school’s principal; Superintendent of Education John White; and BESE Board member Jim Garvey. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford