Glenny Lee Buquet was first elected to the Board in 1992 and served as President from 1998-2001 and 2004-2005. Ms. Buquet is an ex officio member of all Board committees. She represents the Board on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Teacher Quality; she has served as co-chair of the Commission since its inception.
A graduate of ULL and of Leadership Louisiana, Ms. Buquet is a former speech and English teacher, who later opened a tutorial school for children with reading disabilities. She served as member of the Board of Directors of the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) and is Board Chairman of the Center for Dyslexia, Nicholls State; she is a member of the American Cancer Society, the Louisiana Center for Women and Government, Nicholls State; the American Association of University Women; and NASBE.
Her special areas of education focus are reading, with special attention to students with learning disabilities and improving teacher training at the pre- and post- service levels.
How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.
So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on a special encore presentation of “News about the News” airing Wednesday, December 26 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.