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Proposed Education Legislation (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-05-03

Duration: 00:06:28

Subjects: Politics | Government | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 2019 | Education | Reading | Teacher pay raises


  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Crews, Keith Editor
  • Carter, Steve Interviewee
  • Riddle, Shane Interviewee
  • Morrish, Blade Speaker


This segment from the May 3, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Natasha Williams’ report on proposed education legislation under consideration at the 2019 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report touches on a bill providing $500 stipends to the parents of third, fourth, and fifth graders who are reading below their grade levels to pay for programs or services to improve their reading skills. She interviews State Representative Steve Carter, the bill’s sponsor, and Shane Riddle, the chief lobbyist for the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE). Her report also includes highlights of State Senator Blade Morrish, the chairman of the Senate Education Committee, speaking at the Baton Rouge Press Club about the proposed teacher pay raises.