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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

Mexico Solidarity Network


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,146.06


Traveler: Amiri Settles (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHIAPAS
Date: Jan 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Peter Irvine (from the office of John Olver)
Destination: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, MEXICO & MEXICO D.F., MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,104.06
source

Traveler: Warren Gunnels (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO & CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL, FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of John Porter)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Mancini (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO AND MEXICO CITY
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND THE IMPACT OF NAFTAN ON MEXICANS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Vinson (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Angela Ramirez (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: MEXICO
Purpose: REVIEW HUMAN RIGHTS AND AGRICULTURAL TRADE ISSUES IN MEXICO VIS A VIS THE US
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
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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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    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

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  • 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.