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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?

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Office of

Darrell Issa


Total cost of 68 office trips: $191,420.93


Trips by Darrell Issa
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $89,909.42

Destination: PHILIPPINES-KUWAIT
Sponsor: PHILIPPINES UNITED AGAINST CRIME/KUWAIT FOTN
Purpose: RESEARCH
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,741.62
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: TO PROMOTE SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $10,892.42
source

Destination: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE STRIDES MADE IN THE HI-TECH ARENA
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: BURLINGAME, CA
Sponsor: LEBANESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,576.89
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BANQUET
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,738.09
source

Destination: CAIRO - CODEL
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,300.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,485.63
source

Destination: LUXOR
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: ADDRESS THE THIRD IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD. FOR THE PAST TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, CONG. ISSA HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND AND ADDRESS THIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: SIGNING OF ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN PEACE INITIATIVE
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $7,778.85
source

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.74
source

Destination: PHOENIX-LAS VEGAS-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,248.22
source

Destination: LIBYA, TUNISIA
Sponsor: Libya
Purpose: RECIPIENT WAS MEMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION VISITING LIBYA AS A GUEST OF THE LIBYAN PARLIAMENT
Date: Jan 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $144.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-JFK/DAMASCUS/CAIRO/WASHINGTON-IAL
Sponsor: EGYPT'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM (THE FORUM) AND AMERICAN TASK FORCE FOR LEBANON
Purpose: ADDRESS IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM AND MEETINGS WITH SYRIAN GOVERNM
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,540.68
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AS A LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY GUEST
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $678.22
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,633.06
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-BEIRUT, LEBANON-DOHA, QATAR-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: AMERICAN TASK FORCE FOR LEBANON (ATFL), ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE, QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ATTEND ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $18,137.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: TO ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON FREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Darrell Issa

Mark Anderson
Paige Anderson
H Susan Augustyn
Sharon Boyl
Josh Brown
Stephen Cima
Laurent Crenshaw
Frederick Hill
Jennifer Johnson
Dale Neugebauer
Jason Scism
David Tebbe
Sandra Wagner



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.