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

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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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BENTSEN, KENNETH EDWARD JR, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $17,670.44

Average cost per trip - $3,534.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 330 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Copenhagen, Denmark - Oslo, Norway

Purpose - IMDI boardroom briefing
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $2,002.30
Lodging Cost - $473.73
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,876.03

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dusseldorf, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - U.S. Germany roundtable for the 21st century
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $10,534.00
Lodging Cost - $498.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,832.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Florida
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speak at 6th annual multi-disciplinary symposium on breast disease
Notes - Spouse Tamra K. Bentsen

Travel Cost - $1,479.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,659.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardigan Mountain School
Dates - June 1, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Commencement speech
Notes - Other costs for rental car, gas and parking

Travel Cost - $133.50
Lodging Cost - $336.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $92.66
Total Cost - $562.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Endocrinologists
Dates - May 4, 2001 - May 4, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Public service award and address President's luncheon
Notes - Paid personal expense airfare San Antonio to Houston

Travel Cost - $740.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $740.50

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.