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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.

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KIRK, MARK STEVEN, Republican Party
Illinois

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $30,743.60

Average cost per trip - $6,148.72
Total number of days spent traveling - 22 days
Rank of representative - 216 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Project Interchange, American Jewish Committee
Dates - November 17, 2001 - November 25, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel - Haifa, Israel - Amman, Jordan

Purpose - observe and study Israeli defense situation and meet with Israeli and Jordanian officials
Notes - accompanied by spouse Kimberly Vertolli Kirk. Other expenses include security, speakers, program fees, gratuities.

Travel Cost - $6,746.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,564.00
Other Cost - $3,456.00
Total Cost - $12,766.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - March 25, 2001 - March 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Yucca Mountain, NV

Purpose - Helicopter flight and tour of Yucca Mountain
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $360.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Loyola Univ of Chicago
Dates - February 7, 2004 - February 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Attend Board of Trustees annual meeting
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,383.70
Meal Cost - $272.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,656.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cornell Univ
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ithaca, NY

Purpose - The purpose of the trip was for Representative Kirk to deliver a speech tilted " The Rise of China" at his alma mater, Cornell University
Notes - 11/7 Chicago, IL - Ithaca, NY / 11/8 Ithaca, NY - Chicago, IL

Travel Cost - $713.02
Lodging Cost - $160.00
Meal Cost - $62.18
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $935.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Dates - August 7, 2005 - August 12, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel - Jerusalem, Israel

Purpose - Fact finding trip on the US/Israel Alliance
Notes - DC - Newark - Tel Aviv / Tel Aviv - Jerusalem - the Negev Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,403.50
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $602.50
Other Cost - $1,900.00
Total Cost - $15,026.00

Additional family members - Yes

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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.