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American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.

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ABERCROMBIE, NEIL, Democratic Party
Hawaii

Total number of trips - 21
Total cost of trips - $32,409.65

Average cost per trip - $1,543.32
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 200 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Gary Galiager, Esq.
Dates - January 29, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kahului, HI - Maui, HI

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $122.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $122.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Glass Molders, Pottery, Plastics
Dates - August 6, 2000 - August 7, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,075.18
Lodging Cost - $113.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $30.38
Total Cost - $1,218.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Graphics Communications International Union
Dates - September 10, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $671.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $671.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California State Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 26, 2000 - May 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $119.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $119.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - September 10, 2000 - September 10, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.71
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,145.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington State Labor Counsel
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $367.00
Lodging Cost - $124.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $491.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ancient & Honorable Artillery Co.of Massachusetts
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Sponsor formally listed as Rooney Group.

Travel Cost - $1,552.99
Lodging Cost - $229.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,781.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Office and Professional Employees Union International
Dates - June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,877.00
Lodging Cost - $349.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,226.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - July 27, 2001 - July 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,872.00
Lodging Cost - $69.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,941.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Nancie Caraway, lodging includes meals

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Transportation Union
Dates - July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Winnepeg, Canada

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,252.00
Lodging Cost - $192.68
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,444.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 8, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,313.50
Lodging Cost - $370.65
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,724.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Quad City Federation of Labor
Dates - December 4, 2001 - December 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Moline, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $328.00
Lodging Cost - $55.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $383.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Professional Airways System Specialists
Dates - August 6, 2001 - August 6, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Myrtle Beach, SC

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $254.50
Lodging Cost - $117.81
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $372.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Assoc. Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters
Dates - August 7, 2001 - August 8, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Myrtle Beach, SC - Miami, FL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $403.50
Lodging Cost - $156.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $559.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California State Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orange County, CA

Purpose - speech
Notes - The hotel assigned a block of complimentary rooms to Letter Carriers. Rep. Abercrombie stayed in one of the complimentary rooms.

Travel Cost - $459.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $459.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Communications Workers of America
Dates - June 7, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,036.50
Lodging Cost - $64.51
Meal Cost - $43.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,144.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO, Nevada state chapter
Dates - June 19, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $535.20
Lodging Cost - $152.87
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $688.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugar Alliance
Dates - August 7, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Member: Honolulu - Denver/Vail - Washington, DC Spouse: Honolulu - Denver - Honolulu Personal Expense 8/10 - 8/12 for spouse

Travel Cost - $3,889.86
Lodging Cost - $756.00
Meal Cost - $254.00
Other Cost - $825.90
Total Cost - $5,725.76

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Operative Plasterers' & Cement Mason's Int'l Assn
Dates - August 16, 2004 - August 17, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Honolulu, HI - Las Vegas, NV - Honolulu, HI

Travel Cost - $3,782.00
Lodging Cost - $141.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,923.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Crystal Sugar Co
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fargo, ND

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Honolulu, HI - Fargo, ND - Honolulu, HI

Travel Cost - $1,915.60
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,064.60

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Josipa Roksa and Richard Arum, co-authors of Aspiring Adults Adrift. (Photo:  Social Science Research Council)

Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

College is worth the investment. College graduates can't find good jobs. Student loan debt keeps rising, and now tops a trillion dollars. What can be done?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

    A company short on skilled workers creates its own college-degree program

    At a Toyota plant in Kentucky, young people are learning how to fix robots, earning associate's degrees and graduating with jobs that pay up to $80,000 a year.
  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

    For years, vocational education was seen as a lesser form of schooling, tracking some kids into programs that ended up limiting their future opportunities. Today, in the nation's best vocational programs, things are different.
  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

    Across the country, thousands of high schools are transforming into career academies. The idea is that students will be more engaged if they see how academics are connected to the world of work. And they’ll be more likely to get the postsecondary schooling they need to support themselves in today’s economy.
  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

    Vocational education was once used to track low-income students off to work while wealthier kids went to college. But advocates for today's career and technical education say things have changed, and graduates of vocational programs may have the advantage over graduates of traditional high schools.