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Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

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Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

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Trips by*

Todd Harper


Total cost of 13 trips: $14,392.40


Trips traveled under the office of Paul Kanjorski

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND MERRILL LYNCH
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $801.00
source

Destination: HERSHEY, PA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Purpose: PANELIST ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES AT HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 9, 2000
Expense: $94.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING ON MORTGAGE INSURANCE ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,328.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: SPEAK AT & PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,546.40
source

Destination: WILKES BARRE
Sponsor: Sallie Mae Inc
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION AT EVENT AT SALLIE MAE PROCESSING FACILITY IN WILKES-BARRE
Date: Nov 28, 2000
Expense: $1,733.00
source

Destination: WILKES BARRE, PA
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: SUBSTANTIVE PARTICIPATION IN HOUSING ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Dec 18, 2000
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMY, SECURITIES ISSUES, BANKING
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Council of Federal Home Loan Banks
Purpose: SPEAKER AT AND PARTICIPANT IN FHLBANK CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,021.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Academy of Actuaries
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFINGS ON INSURANCE AND ACTUARIAL ISSUES
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $935.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Capital One Financial Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN AND SPEAKER AT FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK SYSTEM'S ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.00
source

Destination: Orlando, Fl
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FEDERAL CREDIT UNIONS
Purpose: Speech at and participation in NAFCU CEO's Conference
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: Miami, FL
Sponsor: National Association of Realtors
Purpose: Speech and participation at issues conference
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,930.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Todd Harper.


American RadioWorks |
Having slept poorly the night before and arrived to a cold classroom Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School student Irvin Kingbird, a senior, curled up with a blanket and pillow in the corner of the resource room to rest and get warm Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2014, at the Bug High School in Bena, MN.   Photo: David Joles, Star Tribune.

Exposing Conditions at Native Schools

There are 183 federally-run Bureau of Indian Education schools in the nation, and about a third of these are in poor condition. Some students at BIE schools deal with poorly-insulated classrooms, holes in the roof, rodents, and other issues on a daily basis.

Recent Posts

  • 04.29.15

    Green Teachers

    A generation ago, if you walked into an American classroom, you’d likely find a veteran teacher who'd been on the job for 15 years or more. Today you're more likely to find a brand-new teacher – someone who's been the job for a year or less.
  • 04.22.15

    The First Gen Movement

    Over the past decade many elite colleges have taken great strides to admit low-income students, but there are unanticipated financial and cultural barriers to fitting in on campus that can’t easily be solved by merely giving students a foot in the door. Questions of class differences have spurred a nationwide movement of “first generation” student clubs on college campuses.
  • 04.15.15

    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?
  • 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.