Dr. Gordon is a pediatrician having worked as a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatrics at the LSU Health Sciences Center / Earl K. Long Medical Center for 18 years. A graduate of Louisiana State University, LSU Medical School in New Orleans, Dr. Gordon completed his training in Pediatrics with LSU Medical School’s Department of Pediatrics at Charity Hospital and Children’s Hospital.
He is the Chief Medical Officer for Louisiana Healthcare Connections, one of Louisiana’s Bayou Health Plans. With a deep regard for his home state, he brings a keen understanding of the challenges Louisiana faces with regard to healthcare. Dr. Gordon is a staunch advocate for children’s health issues—focusing on early brain and child development, children’s public policy, prevention of child abuse and neglect and prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. He currently serves as a board member for the Capital Area United Way, Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families and March of Dimes.
He is married and the father of three children.
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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