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Dan Borne
President of the Louisiana Chemical Association

Dan Borne' is President of the Louisiana Chemical Association, which represents the interests of over 70 chemical manufacturing companies that operate at 100 locations in the state.

He is also President of the Louisiana Chemical Industry Alliance, a partnership of Louisiana’s chemical plants and hundreds of their suppliers, contractors and vendors.

Before joining the LCA 16 years ago, Borne' was a Vice President of Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation.

He has also worked for a state senator; a congressman; three United States Senators and a governor. Borne' has anchored television news and sports and done radio play-by-play.

He has a bachelor’s from Nicholls State and a master’s from LSU, where he is an adjunct member of the graduate faculty.

Borne' and his wife, Lisette, have four children and live in Baton Rouge.

His hobby is following LSU sports. He is the public address announcer at Tiger Stadium and at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

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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