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Jeri Flynn
Immigration Attorney

Jeri Ann H. Flynn graduated in 1974 from Nicholls State University in Thibodeaux with a B.A. in History, and in 1977 from the LSU Law Center with a J.D. degree, and in 1994 with a M.A.H. degree in Humanities from LSU.

Since 1978 she has engaged in the private practice of law in Baton Rouge, and for many years she has limited her practice to immigration and nationality law. Ms. Flynn served as Louisiana Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") for two years from 1986 to 1988, and she served as Chapter Chair for AILA's Mid- South Chapter (comprised of five states) for one year from 1996 to 1997.

During those years, she served on AILA's Board of Governors. Ms. Flynn has served on numerous AILA committees at the chapter and national levels and has lectured and written articles in numerous areas of immigration and nationality law.

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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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