Steve Scalise was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1995 with 68% of the vote against two opponents in his first run for public office. He was re-elected in 1999 against a well-financed opponent and again in 2003 without opposition.
Rep. Scalise is a member of the following committees: Appropriations (elected by legislative peers from the 1st Congressional District), Labor & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.
Rep. Scalise is employed as a Systems Engineer for a local technology company and serves as a Board Member for America of New Orleans, the American Italian Renaissance Foundation and Jefferson Senior Center.
Rep. Scalise is a graduate from Rummel High School and has a Degree in Computer Science from Louisiana State University and a minor in Political Science. He is married to the former Jennifer Letulle.
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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