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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

Witness for Peace


Total cost of 11 trips: $21,184.00


Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: MIAMI, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING DELEGATION
Date: Jan 5, 2001 (12 days)
Expense: $1,925.00
source

Traveler: Christine Gleichert (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination:
Purpose: REVIEW AND ASSESS AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Mark Aumann (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: COLOMBIA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE EFFECTS OF PLAN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Gene Smith (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: BOGATA, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: J Spencer Freebairn (from the office of Jerry Lewis)
Destination: BOGOTA AND POPAYAN, COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Joanne Warwick (from the office of John Conyers)
Destination: BUGOTA, COLUMBIA POPOYAN CAUCA, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Paul Brotherton (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MEETINGS TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF U.S. POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: James Smith (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: BOGOTA, COLOMBIA (PAPAYAS)
Purpose: EXPLORE SECURITY ISSUES IN COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Sarah Bones (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: BOGOTA & POPAYAS, COLOMBIA
Purpose: EXAMINE NEED FOR U.S. AID TO COLOMBIA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Gash (from the office of Lane Evans)
Destination: BOGOTA & POPYAN, COLUMBIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING OF US FOREIGN POLICY IN COLUMBIA
Date: Sep 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $1,911.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Barwig (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: BOGOTA: MEDELLIN, COLUMBIA
Purpose: LABOR & ENVIRONMENTAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $2,060.00
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

    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.