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CULBERSON, JOHN, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $11,236.48

Average cost per trip - $1,872.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 413 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Belinda and child Caroline accompanied. Meals included in lodging

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 22, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Other cost audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $11.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $106.61
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $306.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $235.07
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $775.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Speak on panel - homeland security and immigration
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $433.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $433.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Intl Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - November 28, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Learn about Taiwan's defense needs and the trade relationship between Taiwan and America (especially Houston)
Notes - Washington, DC - Taipei, Taiwan - Houston, TX

Travel Cost - $6,800.00
Lodging Cost - $850.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legislative Exchange Council
Dates - August 3, 2005 - August 6, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Speaking / leading a panel discussion on state autonomy under the 10th Amendment
Notes - Houston, TX - Dallas - Houston, TX Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $126.00
Meal Cost - $210.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $336.00

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
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Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.