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The Lost Children of Katrina

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American RadioWorks |
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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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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Helen Hardin


Total cost of 13 trips: $24,850.31


Trips traveled under the office of Zach Wamp

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $476.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $442.00
source

Destination: DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS-KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $703.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.40
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,650.85
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA (REFUGEE CAMPS)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,311.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,288.35
source

Destination: CASABLANCA
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EDUCATION-MOROCCO-WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORMS, TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY, MOROCCO-US RELATIONS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Helen Hardin.


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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  • 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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