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School Voucher Lawsuit, Part 1 (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-13

Duration: 00:12:33

Subjects: Education | School choice | Educational vouchers | Desegregation | School integration. | LAWSUITS | United States. Department of Justice


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Jindal, Bobby Speaker
  • White, John Interviewee
  • Meaux, Debbie Interviewee


This segment from the September 13, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report outlining the United States Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the State of Louisiana for violating federal desegregation orders by not getting court approval for the state’s school voucher program. His report includes Governor Bobby Jindal’s reaction to the lawsuit. Whinham and Shauna Sanford then conduct an in-studio interview with Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White and Debbie Meaux, the president of the Louisiana Association of Educators. They discuss their reaction to the lawsuit and whether the state violated the desegregation orders.