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A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

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  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.

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BALDWIN, TAMMY, Democratic Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $30,264.91

Average cost per trip - $2,328.07
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 219 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Care Conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lauren Azar

Travel Cost - $949.20
Lodging Cost - $1,285.89
Meal Cost - $765.77
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $3,040.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign Chicago
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center Inc.
Dates - April 3, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $409.00
Lodging Cost - $152.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $561.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose -
Notes - Meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $541.50
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,248.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - education
Notes - spouse Lauren Azar -- other costs: $35 jacket, $9.95 tote bag

Travel Cost - $849.00
Lodging Cost - $1,336.50
Meal Cost - $924.99
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,155.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $179.00
Lodging Cost - $388.30
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Education
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied. Other costs are $35 for jacket, $9.95 for tote bag

Travel Cost - $1,167.00
Lodging Cost - $1,753.00
Meal Cost - $1,167.41
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $4,132.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are security etc

Travel Cost - $4,112.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,010.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003. Education/member communication.
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - Spouse - Lauren Azar - Other expenses: jacket and pedometer

Travel Cost - $792.84
Lodging Cost - $1,502.32
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,301.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Fact Finding -- Education
Notes - Madison, WI - Aventura, FL - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $1,115.76
Lodging Cost - $1,534.63
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,582.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Panelist: Health Care Panel Discussion
Notes - Washington, DC - Detroit, MI - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $714.40
Lodging Cost - $182.85
Meal Cost - $27.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $924.85

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

Green Teachers

A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.

Recent Posts

  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    The Lost Children of Katrina

    In the year following Hurricane Katrina, 30 percent of displaced children were either not enrolled in school or not attending regularly. Today, Louisiana has the nation’s highest rate of young adults who are neither in school nor working. And researchers are starting to ask: could the widespread gaps in schooling after Katrina be the reason?
  • 04.08.15

    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

    Last month the board of Sweet Briar College announced that the school will shut its doors at the end of this term, due to financial difficulties. The announcement was made abruptly, sending the campus community into a state of shock... and then activism.
  • 04.01.15

    The Future of College

    Kevin Carey's book "The End of College" is stirring up debate in higher ed circles. This week, a response to the book by a critic.