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BONNER, JOSIAH ROBINS JR, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $17,920.34

Average cost per trip - $2,986.72
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 325 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Notes - [Sandestin Resort]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 8, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Event held in district - no travel expenses This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL Hyundai Motor America (paid transportation and taxi expenses) Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (paid lunch expenses) One way flight $714.41 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $1,126.90)

Travel Cost - $714.41
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $32.95
Other Cost - $77.37
Total Cost - $824.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mobile Airport Authority, Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 13, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Washington, DC Mobile Airport Authority paid airfare, lodging, partial meals; Mobile Chamber of Commerce paid partial meals Airfare: coach

Travel Cost - $1,222.09
Lodging Cost - $410.20
Meal Cost - $274.84
Other Cost - $35.42
Total Cost - $1,942.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - EADS North America
Dates - June 22, 2005 - June 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC Round trip flight $2,930.65 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $2,713.38)

Travel Cost - $2,930.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $192.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,122.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose -
Notes - Mobile, AL - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,135.38
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,688.32
Total Cost - $11,845.18

Additional family members - Yes

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Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.