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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.

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ALEXANDER, LAMAR, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $19,792.15

Average cost per trip - $1,799.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 304 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 13, 2003 - January 13, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Heritage Foundation New Members Orientation
Notes - Costs are actual reimbursement, this is a 2003 form and was signed in 2003, although in 2004 stack

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - April 30, 2004 - May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Participate in annual dean's conference, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Notes - Costs are good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $715.70
Lodging Cost - $278.95
Meal Cost - $134.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,129.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cistercian Preparatory School
Dates - May 15, 2004 - May 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - Costs are actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,758.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,758.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Newsweek Productions, Inc.
Dates - December 12, 2001 - December 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form - so actual costs not listed. Costs are 'Amtrak Train Fee from Boston to New York, lodging, car service and airfare from New York to Nashville.'

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - January 1, 2002 - January 1, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Various travel expenses necessary while professor.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form - so actual costs not listed. Costs are for various travel expenses January 2002 through May 2002.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - George Bush Presidential Library Foundation
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 24, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure Form - so actual costs not listed. Cost is for "Airfare from Boston to Houston and car service".

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University
Dates - August 1, 2001 - August 1, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Various travel expenses necessary while professor.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form - so actual costs not listed. Costs are for travel expenses August 2001 through December 2001.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Congressional conference on education reform
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,523.00
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,843.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for School Choice
Dates - August 5, 2004 - August 8, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,998.00
Lodging Cost - $538.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,536.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To attend congressional conference on US-Russia-Europe: A Cooperative Effort
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,324.20
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,329.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Univ of Virginia
Dates - November 4, 2004 - November 4, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Speaker at education conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $970.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.40

Additional family members - No

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.