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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

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GONZALEZ, CHARLES A, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $17,737.18

Average cost per trip - $1,970.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 327 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Telecom Association
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Educational - Telecom policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $588.00
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - 2005 International CES Technology Program
Notes - Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV

Travel Cost - $379.70
Lodging Cost - $1,216.44
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,111.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Las Vegas - Detroit - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $631.20
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $1,606.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Greater Houston Partnership
Dates - February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Greater Houston Partnership 2005 TX Congressional summit
Notes - San Antonio - Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $202.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $202.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - November 5, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact finding, educational visit
Notes - San Antonio, TX - Taiwan, ROC - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $5,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Telecommunications Industry Assn
Dates - April 8, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Policy summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $242.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $592.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - All Kinds of Minds
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting on educational issues
Notes - Personal expense 3/12 - 3/14. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $304.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronic Assn
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - 2004 International CES Technology Program
Notes - San Antonio, TX - Las Vegas - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $437.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.44
Meal Cost - $570.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,223.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Telecom Assn
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Educational - Telecom Policy
Notes - Washington, DC - San Diego, CA - Washington, DC House of Representatives date stamp is illegible

Travel Cost - $588.00
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.00

Additional family members - No

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    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.