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Office of

Lamar Alexander


Total cost of 24 office trips: $54,474.77


Trips by Lamar Alexander
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $19,792.15

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: HERITAGE FOUNDATION NEW MEMBERS ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003
Expense: $225.78
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL DEAN'S CONFERENCE, JOHN F. KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,129.39
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Cistercian Preparatory School
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,758.38
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Alliance for School Choice
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,536.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE: A COOPERATIVE EFFORT
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,329.20
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,843.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lamar Alexander

Kristin Bannerman
Austin Bryan
Christine Dodd
Alice Ganier
Tom Ingram
Marguerite Sallee
Sharon Segner
Matt Sonnesyn
Bill Sullivan
Tim Valentine
Brent Wiles



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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

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  • 01.14.15

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.