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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?

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    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

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    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.

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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BALDWIN, TAMMY, Democratic Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $30,264.91

Average cost per trip - $2,328.07
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 219 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Care Conference
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Lauren Azar

Travel Cost - $949.20
Lodging Cost - $1,285.89
Meal Cost - $765.77
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $3,040.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Human Rights Campaign Chicago
Dates - January 12, 2000 - January 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lesbian & Gay Community Services Center Inc.
Dates - April 3, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote
Notes -

Travel Cost - $409.00
Lodging Cost - $152.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $561.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose -
Notes - Meals incl in lodging

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - Health policy conference
Notes - Doesn't indicate what other costs are

Travel Cost - $541.50
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $353.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,248.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - education
Notes - spouse Lauren Azar -- other costs: $35 jacket, $9.95 tote bag

Travel Cost - $849.00
Lodging Cost - $1,336.50
Meal Cost - $924.99
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $3,155.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $179.00
Lodging Cost - $388.30
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Education
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied. Other costs are $35 for jacket, $9.95 for tote bag

Travel Cost - $1,167.00
Lodging Cost - $1,753.00
Meal Cost - $1,167.41
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $4,132.36

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are security etc

Travel Cost - $4,112.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,010.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003. Education/member communication.
Notes - Spouse Lauren Azar accompanied.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - Spouse - Lauren Azar - Other expenses: jacket and pedometer

Travel Cost - $792.84
Lodging Cost - $1,502.32
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,301.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Fact Finding -- Education
Notes - Madison, WI - Aventura, FL - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $1,115.76
Lodging Cost - $1,534.63
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,582.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Panelist: Health Care Panel Discussion
Notes - Washington, DC - Detroit, MI - Madison, WI

Travel Cost - $714.40
Lodging Cost - $182.85
Meal Cost - $27.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $924.85

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.