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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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GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $22,261.19

Average cost per trip - $1,855.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 280 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Quail Unlimited
Dates - February 1, 2003 - February 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $789.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,119.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Motion Picture Association of America
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - copyright management systems briefing
Notes -

Travel Cost - $290.05
Lodging Cost - $460.72
Meal Cost - $88.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $839.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC - Meet the Press
Dates - March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Colombia, SC - Dulles

Travel Cost - $601.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $601.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $268.00
Lodging Cost - $353.94
Meal Cost - $115.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $736.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - May 3, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Columbia, SC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $708.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $828.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pathology Service Associates
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 22, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $543.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,043.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to nuclear facilities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,959.00
Lodging Cost - $1,244.00
Meal Cost - $1,435.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,638.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - Corning Public Policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $165.00
Other Cost - $266.00
Total Cost - $841.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - South Carolina Manufacturing Alliance
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 17, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - policy briefing and speech to annual meeting of SC Manufacturing Alliance.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.00
Lodging Cost - $402.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Trial Lawyers Assn
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, American Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Winter Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $260.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $260.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Pictures Entertainment
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - Keynote, Sony Open Forum 2005 "Era of Convergence: Re-examining its Threats and Opportunities"
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,443.00
Lodging Cost - $1,350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southeast American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Dates - April 7, 2005 - April 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Keynote speaker, Southeast ABOTA National Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $295.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.00

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.