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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Trips by*

Mary Kerr


Total cost of 7 trips: $27,464.06


Trips traveled under the office of James Oberstar

Destination: CHINA (BEIJING, XIAN, SHANGHAI, HONGKONG)
Sponsor: Chinese People's Institute for Foreign Affairs
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-45TH CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (15 days)
Expense: $8,500.00
source

Destination: GERMANY (BERLIN, ERFURT & KIEL)
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP RELATED TO GERMANY POST-REUNIFICATION
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,196.00
source

Destination: DELHI/AGRA/CHENNAI/MUMBAI, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,685.00
source

Destination: BEIJING - XI'AN, SHANGHAI, HONGKONG
Sponsor: US-Asia Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TRIP
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (15 days)
Expense: $7,589.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING MUTUAL FUNDS
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $925.86
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING ON INDUSTRY & RELEVANT ISSUES
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,530.00
source

Destination: NEWARK - SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: INFORMATION TRIP, INCLUDING TRADE & SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $3,038.20
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mary Kerr.


American RadioWorks |
Photo: FEMA Photo Library.

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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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    UnRetirement

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