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The Lost Children of Katrina

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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

Amistad America


Total cost of 15 trips: $27,979.39


Traveler: Bobby Scott (from the office of Bobby Scott)
Destination: DC TO MYSTIC CT TO NY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR FOR CBCF
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $954.49
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,300.92
source

Traveler: Earl Hilliard (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,792.10
source

Traveler: Elliot Ginsberg (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $930.58
source

Traveler: George Shevlin (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,564.44
source

Traveler: Holly Canevari (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEAPORT AND HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,564.46
source

Traveler: John Larson (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: LEDYARD, MYSTIC SEPORT AND HARTFORD CONNECTICUT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,339.99
source

Traveler: Carrie Meek (from the office of Carrie Meek)
Destination: HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,969.59
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD, HARTFORT, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,239.36
source

Traveler: Eva Clayton (from the office of Eva Clayton)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD, AND HARTFORT, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,443.76
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: MYSTIC CONNECTICUT
Purpose: REVISIT THE AMISTAD
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,794.36
source

Traveler: Andrea Martin (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD & HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,967.88
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD & HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,002.88
source

Traveler: Michael Elazier (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: MYSTIC SEA PORT, LEDYARD, HARTFORD, CT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,946.88
source

Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MYSTIC, CT
Purpose: LAUNCHING OF THE RECREATED FREEDOM SCHOONER AMISTAD
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $167.70
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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?

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.