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The Lost Children of Katrina

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The Lost Children of Katrina

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Trips by*

Kerry Mckenney


Total cost of 16 trips: $27,579.68


Trips traveled under the office of Donald Payne

Destination: ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: CENTER OF EUROPEAN STUDIES & HUMANITIES
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE-"THE RESTITUTION OF THE PARTHENON MARBLES
Date: May 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,760.00
source

Destination: CLEWISTON AND BELLE GLADE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE & SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, REFINING AND MARKETING OF SUGARCANE
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $829.00
source

Destination: DOMINICA - ROSS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Sponsor: Ross University
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS, TOUR CAMPUS & PARTICIPATE IN BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,723.53
source

Destination: AVIATION-RELATED MEETINGS & TOURS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS SAFETY, EFFICIENCY AND OTHER AVIATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND MEETINGS & BRIEFINGS ON ECONOMIC AND SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,372.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO ATTEND AN ECONOMIC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,617.90
source

Destination: D.C. TO VERNON, NJ
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Purpose: TO VIEW THE HIGH LANDS AREA, AND RECEIVE BRIEFINGS, PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $390.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: ST. LUCIA ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN COUNCIL'S 2004 DELEGATION TO ST. LUCIA & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,831.50
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,248.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF GOVERNMENT, HEADS OF STATE AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CARIBBEAN NATIONS
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,982.69
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE (CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT)
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: All Kinds of Minds
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AND ON-SITE PROGRAM VISIT
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $560.10
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: CARIBBEAN CAUCUS STAFF RETREAT
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,890.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS AND DISCUSSIONS OF ISSUES RELATED TO THE ECONOMY, TAXES AND TRADE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,607.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS OF THE UNITED NATIONS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PRIORITIES, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS, AND U.N. MANAGEMENT
Date: Jun 16, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $507.65
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kerry Mckenney.


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?

Recent Posts

  • 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.
  • 03.25.15

    The End of College or the University of Everywhere

    When education policy wonk Kevin Carey looks into the future, he sees the end of traditional colleges and universities and he says that's a good thing.
  • 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.