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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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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?

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Trips sponsored by

National Center for Public Policy & Research


Total cost of 7 trips: $90,384.00


Traveler: Susan Hirschmann (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 22, 2000 (11 days)
Expense: $27,626.00
source

Traveler: Tom Delay (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $28,106.00
source

Traveler: Tony Rudy (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: GREAT BRITAIN
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 29, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $14,533.00
source

Traveler: Bob Ney (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: VISIT UNITED KINGDOM - TRAVEL TO SCOTLAND & LEAVE LONDON
Purpose: SPEECH TO SCOTTISH PARLIAMENTARIANS; ATTEND EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO; VISIT BRITISH PARLIAMENT
Date: Aug 3, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,200.00
source

Traveler: Mark Zachares (from the office of Don Young)
Destination: SCOTLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,643.00
source

Traveler: Tom Feeney (from the office of Tom Feeney)
Destination: SCOTLAND
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIVE TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,643.00
source

Traveler: Bob Brooks (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: DUNDEE SCOTLAND, PRESTWICK SCOTLAND
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,633.00
source



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?

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    Saving a Women’s College from Closure

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  • 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.