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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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BACHUS, SPENCER T, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $19,409.10

Average cost per trip - $2,426.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 308 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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 Linda Bachus, meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,076.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Fe, NM - Solona Beach, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,313.20
Lodging Cost - $322.77
Meal Cost - $142.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,778.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - AAR Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,071.70
Lodging Cost - $652.00
Meal Cost - $320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,043.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - "The Human Moment" Retreat
Notes - Spouse - Linda Bachus

Travel Cost - $1,024.50
Lodging Cost - $256.00
Meal Cost - $211.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,491.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Securitization Forum
Dates - January 25, 2004 - January 27, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - didn't list year of travel, but it's stamped 3/10/2004, didn't list other expenses

Travel Cost - $309.10
Lodging Cost - $357.34
Meal Cost - $63.00
Other Cost - $47.82
Total Cost - $777.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Policy conference
Notes - Key Biscayne, FL - Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $275.40
Lodging Cost - $1,101.75
Meal Cost - $1,000.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,377.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - October 29, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (15 days)
Location(s) - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - DC - Budapest - DC Personal Expense 10/29 to 11/6

Travel Cost - $7,017.78
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $765.43
Other Cost - $31.45
Total Cost - $9,023.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Grand Opening Ceremony
Notes - DC - Montgomery, AZ

Travel Cost - $741.41
Lodging Cost - $32.95
Meal Cost - $67.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.64

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.