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Outgoing Superintendent of Education John White looks back at his tenure. Jim discusses the 2020 election, and the change of heart regarding the President experienced by many of his former GOP rivals.

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White on his evaluation by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the state of education in our state.

Mark Ballard, Capitol Bureau Chief for the Advocate, comments on the GOP search for a challenger to Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Dr. Karen Dantin (pictured) of Baton Rouge discusses the keys to managing stress.


Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White responds to a lawsuit which sought to remove him.

A member of the BESE board is calling for a vote on whether to retain White as superintendent, and Governor John Bel Edwards says he would like to see a change at the top.

White points to numbers indicating improvement in public schools under his watch.


The John White Wars: A Brief History

Jul 26, 2017
chess.com

Louisiana Education Superintendent John White has been a polarizing figure since he came to work in Louisiana more than six years ago, with battles consistently fought around him, for him, and against him.

It began with former Superintendent Paul Pastorek’s announcement in April 2011.

“John White is my recommendation for leading the Recovery School District,” Pastorek informed the Board of Secondary and Elementary Education on April 8, 2011. “John is probably one of the most respected reformers in the country.”

John White Soldiers On

Jul 26, 2017
Sue Lincoln

Love him or hate him, John White is the focus of another battle – this time over whether he can legally remain as state Education Superintendent.

“I think we could progress a lot more if the conflict that he produces were gone,” says Ganey Arsement, a teacher from Lake Charles.


Sue Lincoln
Kelly Tate

Sue Lincoln, from WRKF's Capitol Access, talks about the continuing battle between Gov. John Bel Edwards and Superintendent of Education John White.

The governor is not ruling out filing a lawsuit designed to remove White from his post.


courtesy: lsu.edu

For decades, lawmakers have complained about how complicated the state school funding formula – the MFP -- is, so we recently asked State Superintendent John White if he could explain it.


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Thirty years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled against Louisiana requiring teaching of both evolution and creationism in public schools. But debate over the role of the two theories in education continues. 


S. Lincoln

After nearly a year of focus groups and public meetings, the Louisiana Department of Education is releasing its final version of the state’s ESSA plan the end of this month.


John White Softly Singing New Tune

Sep 27, 2016
Sue Lincoln

State Education Superintendent John White, the oft-embattled head of Louisiana K-12 education, is walking a less controversial path these days.

“We cannot return to a time when K-12 education and the tools teachers use in the classroom are the subjects of daily political headlines,” White told the Baton Rouge Press Club Monday.

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