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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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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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Trips by*

Brad Smith


Total cost of 14 trips: $28,505.68


Trips traveled under the office of David Dreier

Destination: INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,405.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Destination: NAPA CA
Sponsor: United Distillers and Vintners North America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.00
source

Destination: BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: HANOI-SAIGAN, VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN FRANCISCO-LA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose:
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,499.51
source

Destination: ECUADOR
Sponsor: Galapagos Conservancy
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,543.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Purpose: CA DELEGATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $823.19
source

Destination: WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL/ MEXICO CITY/ LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,047.30
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brad Smith.


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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    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.