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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Office of

Robert Menendez


Total cost of 43 office trips: $120,992.84


Trips by Robert Menendez
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $48,578.06

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATION FORUM
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,802.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,623.09
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source

Destination: DENVER, COLORADO
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU TO MAUI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,927.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ TO MEXICO CITY TO MCALLEN, TX
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH NEW MEXICAN PRESIDENT AND GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,834.00
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TX TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CHCI BOARD MEETING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $639.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR LATINO LAW REVIEW OF HARVARD
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: United States Hispanic Leadership Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 29, 2001
Expense: $1,544.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE - SPEAKING ROLE
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,953.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO FT. LAUDERDALE TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,015.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $625.50
source

Destination: NEWARK, NJ TO LOS ANGELES TO MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,617.00
source

Destination: W. PALM BEACH/MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE WINTER EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,999.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL TO NEWARK, NJ
Sponsor: US Hispanic Leadership Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Sep 18, 2004
Expense: $521.73
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,883.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Menendez

Amitabha Bose
James Datri
Steven Feldgus
Michael Hutton
Andrew Kauders
Jessica Lewis
Kay Licausi
Lauren Lyons
Maria Meier
Karissa Willhite



American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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?

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
  • 03.18.15

    UnRetirement

    Today older Americans are heading back to school in record numbers. Many have already started a career, but want to gain knowledge or skills that can make them more competitive in the workplace. Colleges and universities are grappling with the needs of a changing population of students.