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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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    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.

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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BECERRA, XAVIER, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $25,067.60

Average cost per trip - $1,319.35
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 259 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,205.00
Lodging Cost - $788.00
Meal Cost - $457.00
Other Cost - $295.00
Total Cost - $5,745.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - lodging includes meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $299.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - January 21, 2002 - January 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - Congressional Hispanic Caucus High Tech Community visit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $378.50
Lodging Cost - $506.00
Meal Cost - $255.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,139.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - JFK School of Government/Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Health Policy Conference
Notes - Other costs are car service

Travel Cost - $305.00
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $750.36
Other Cost - $176.00
Total Cost - $2,546.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University / Civil Rights Project
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Brunswick, GA

Purpose - Conference on civil rights
Notes -

Travel Cost - $514.00
Lodging Cost - $90.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $729.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music, Phillip Morris, Coca-Cola
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $299.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - April 20, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $299.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $299.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 8, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Purpose - Aspen Institute Conference - The Transformation of Mexico and US-Mexico relations
Notes - Spouse Carolina Reyes and 3 children accompanied. Other costs are ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $1,518.61
Lodging Cost - $2,300.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $4,678.61

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - California Council for International Trade
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Trade forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $497.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $572.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Association
Dates - September 17, 2003 - September 17, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - NCTA/National Association of Minorities in Communication Board of Directors Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $310.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - 2003 Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes - Other costs are for taxi to the airport

Travel Cost - $802.30
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $383.86
Other Cost - $53.00
Total Cost - $1,788.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 26, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Board Meeting Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $365.90
Lodging Cost - $780.00
Meal Cost - $299.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,444.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Council on International Policy
Dates - February 12, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - other cost: taxi (s) and ground transportation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $561.90
Lodging Cost - $310.00
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost - $153.04
Total Cost - $1,089.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Campaign for Justice
Dates - April 8, 2005 - April 8, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Open proceedings - give opening remarks at The Assembly On Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians (AWRIC) event
Notes - Los Angeles - San Francisco - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $220.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $220.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute, Becerra for Congress
Dates - March 4, 2005 - March 6, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - Washington, DC - Birmingham, AL - Washington, DC $425 - Faith & Politics Institute $500 - Becerra for Congress

Travel Cost - $465.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $62.00
Total Cost - $925.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO)
Dates - March 30, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - NALEO Board Member Retreat
Notes - Los Angeles - Puerto Rico - Washington, DC Including spouse Personal expense: 4/3, returned to DC on 4/4 at 8:40 am * Children traveled at Member's expense

Travel Cost - $448.00
Lodging Cost - $632.00
Meal Cost - $278.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,358.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - May 31, 2005 - June 1, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - Congressman participated in Town Hall meeting on Social Security reform
Notes - Los Angeles - Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles

Travel Cost - $496.60
Lodging Cost - $109.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $606.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - California Council for Int'l Trade
Dates - February 24, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Served on panel at Trade Policy Forum
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $410.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $410.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
Dates - July 18, 2005 - July 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Congressman spoke at NCLR Annual Conference - session entitled "Wealth Creation in Latino Communities" on 7/19.
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $280.20
Lodging Cost - $175.56
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $605.76

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.