Daniel Banguel is a self-admitted former high school bully who now serves as an anti-bullying spokesman. He was a featured panelist at the Southern University Division of Continuing Education’s statewide conference “Bullying: A Call for Action” in February. He also appeared before the House Education Committee during the most recent legislative session in support of anti-bullying legislation proposed by Louisiana State Representative Patricia Smith that won the support of the Louisiana House of Representatives.
He has also been featured as the keynote speaker at school and community outreach events and has given several interviews to local newspaper, radio and TV stations about his transformation and bullying prevention.
Daniel received his undergraduate degrees from Northwestern State University – where he served as Student Government President - and Southern University A & M College.
How well is the state’s public school system really performing?
One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.
The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee
LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.
“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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