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Early Learning Controversy (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-01-27

Duration: 00:05:33

Subjects: Early childhood education | Louisiana. State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Erwin, Barry Interviewee


This segment from the January 27, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s in-studio interview with Barry Erwin, the president of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL), on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voting to take another look at the early learning standards for children from birth to age five. He discusses: the new learning standards; the controversy over the social and emotional learning sections included in the standards; and the process used to develop the standards.