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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Back to The Data

Office of

Tom Delay


Total cost of 216 office trips: $500,479.36


Trips by Tom Delay
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $94,000.93

Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $28,106.00
source

Destination: SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $28,000.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; MEET WITH GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,242.00
source

Destination: MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / MEET WITH GOVERNT OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,428.00
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII TO VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ISSUES IN KONA, HAWAII
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,967.28
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT (HOUSE ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT)
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,218.50
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: RESTORATION WEEKEND
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,026.72
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CHARTER TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK ROUNDTRIP
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: AIDAC POLICY SPEECH AT EVENT HONORING HOWARD JONAS, CHAIRMAN OF IDT, INC.
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $3,595.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON-PHOENIX
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX-KONA-HOUSTON
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: 19TH ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,811.22
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Delay

Dan Allen
Mary Katherine Ascik
Jonathan Baron
John Barry
Elliot Berke
Tim Berry
Carol Bevan
Trevor Blackann
Juliane Carter
Ryan Flood
Dan Flynn
Deana Funderburk
Geof Gradler
Jonathan Grella
Autumn Hanna
Susan Hirschmann
David James
Kathryn Lehman
Dawn Loffredo
Brett Loper
Andrew Maloney
Morgan Middlemas
Emily Miller
Ed Mullen
Elizabeth Pauls
Thomas Puiz
Thomas Pyle
Stuart Roy
Tony Rudy
Brett Shogren
Josh Shultz
Danielle Simonetta
Amy Steinmann
Juliane Sullivan
Carl Thorsen
Jack Victory
Mildred Webber
Mary Ellen Wright



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

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    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.