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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.

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    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.
  • 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.

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Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Thomas Kahn


Total cost of 11 trips: $34,722.24


Trips traveled under the office of John Spratt

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN AND BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $967.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO BUSINESS GROUP
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.82
source

Destination: BOSTON-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,537.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,211.00
source

Destination: KOREA-MALAYSIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,345.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,299.00
source

Destination: RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: HOLLAND - BELGIUM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,279.17
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Kahn.


American RadioWorks |
Candidates for teaching jobs in Washington, D.C. complete a writing sample as part of their interview. Photo: Emily Hanford, from ARW's "Testing Teachers" documentary

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.

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 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.