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Korea-US Exchange Council - $240,095.29 spent on 15 trips
32.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
November 28, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (6 days)
Seoul, South Korea
Purpose - Familiarization trip to Korea, DMZ
Total Cost - $18,832.00

CRENSHAW, ANDER M - Republican Party
August 26, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (3 days)
South Korea
Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Total Cost - $27,640.00

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
South Korea
Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Total Cost - $28,000.00

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $25,483.86

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
November 29, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (4 days)
South Korea
Purpose - mark 50th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice agreement on the Korean peninsula. Will meet with senior official re Korea/United States relations. Visit American Troops at DMZ
Total Cost - $22,098.84

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose - Increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $11,743.55

GUTKNECHT, GILBERT W JR - Republican Party
January 15, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (6 days)
Taipei, Taiwan
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose - Fact-finding visit
Total Cost - $6,870.00

HONDA, MIKE - Democratic Party
December 2, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (1 days)
Seoul, South Korea
Purpose - Familiarization with Korea
Total Cost -

MCDERMOTT, JAMES A - Democratic Party
November 29, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (4 days)
Seoul, South Korea
Purpose - Familiarization trip to Korea, DMZ
Total Cost - $9,340.60

POMEROY, EARL RALPH - Democratic Party
February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Hong Kong - Taiwan - South Korea
Co-sponsor(s): Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose - increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Total Cost - $11,838.30

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Seoul, South Korea
Purpose - educational and meetings with governmental officials
Total Cost - $27,960.00

DOOLITTLE, JOHN T - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (5 days)
Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Purpose - Educational/Fact Finding
Total Cost - $14,000.74

FALEOMAVAEGA, ENI - Democratic Party
May 12, 2004 - May 13, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Build relationship with newly elected President of the Republic of Korea
Total Cost - $1,450.50

WICKER, ROGER F - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (11 days)
Seoul, South Korea - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Co-sponsor(s): US Malaysia Exchange Assn
Purpose - S.Korea: Meet w/Admin reps, Members of Parliament, Natl Security Advisor, & US Business to discuss US troop presence in Korea/N. Korea nuclear proliferation Malaysia:meet w/Prime Minister & other officials to learn more of the US business & counter-terror
Total Cost - $27,757.98

POMEROY, EARL RALPH - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
South Korea
Purpose - This trip designed to strength the bilateral relationship between the US and the Republic of Korea as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meetings held is attached.
Total Cost - $7,078.92

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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

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  • 06.02.15

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    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.