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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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NICKLES, DONALD LEE, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 18
Total cost of trips - $93,878.70

Average cost per trip - $5,215.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 69 days
Rank of representative - 40 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Wine Spirits Wholesalers Association
Dates - January 11, 2000 - January 14, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - Wife, Linda accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,796.60
Lodging Cost - $1,144.80
Meal Cost - $590.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,531.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - Wife, Linda accompanied.

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $4,900.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,200.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beer Institute
Dates - November 19, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $882.33
Lodging Cost - $308.58
Meal Cost - $195.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,386.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electric Power Supply Association
Dates - January 28, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,265.00
Lodging Cost - $292.05
Meal Cost - $95.62
Other Cost - $125.00
Total Cost - $3,777.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,985.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,470.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lincoln Club of Northern California
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $512.25
Meal Cost - $162.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,875.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 18, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - speech/participate in 2001 transatlantic conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,249.66
Lodging Cost - $2,801.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,187.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - December 10, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $660.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Participate in the Augusta Public Policy Conference
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,395.50
Lodging Cost - $410.88
Meal Cost - $296.98
Other Cost - $543.20
Total Cost - $2,646.56

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 24, 2003 - May 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $141.88
Lodging Cost - $581.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $723.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,060.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $490.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 6, 2003 - August 9, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - congressional seminar
Notes - [Amended to change sponsor from Kesseler & Associates]

Travel Cost - $6,740.05
Lodging Cost - $805.00
Meal Cost - $328.90
Other Cost - $101.20
Total Cost - $7,975.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,734.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,208.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speech at Clark Bardes Federal Policy Group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,474.98
Lodging Cost - $673.62
Meal Cost - $281.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $2,579.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Congressional Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,987.80
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,647.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 29, 2004 - June 1, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,915.80
Lodging Cost - $1,094.67
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,010.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 18, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Congressional issues forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,070.00
Lodging Cost - $370.00
Meal Cost - $642.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,082.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Actuaries
Dates - October 17, 2004 - October 21, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Seminar and conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,403.95
Lodging Cost - $4,522.12
Meal Cost - $401.99
Other Cost - $378.74
Total Cost - $9,706.80

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.