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CARTER, JOHN, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $50,387.01

Average cost per trip - $10,077.40
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 124 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - other-audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $232.79
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $635.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Minsk, Belarus

Purpose - relationship building
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,000.00
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,490.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - November 28, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Seoul, South Korea

Purpose - Familiarization trip to Korea, DMZ
Notes - spouse, Erika Carter - 11/30 - 12/3 on own expense

Travel Cost - $16,532.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 5, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding.
Notes - DC - Taipei - DC. [Travel form filed 6/24/05]

Travel Cost - $5,640.00
Lodging Cost - $1,100.00
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,190.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 28, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Washington, DC - Israel - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $9,874.90
Lodging Cost - $2,668.50
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,447.46
Total Cost - $16,239.34

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.