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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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BLACKBURN, MARSHA W, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $24,366.70

Average cost per trip - $1,740.48
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 266 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Washington County Republican Party
Dates - May 9, 2003 - May 9, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Johnson City, TN

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Washington County Republican Party annual Lincoln Day dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,513.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,513.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Dates - July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Walton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association annual conference
Notes - Spouse Charles Blackburn accompanied. Other costs are tolls

Travel Cost - $742.27
Lodging Cost - $388.02
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $4.00
Total Cost - $1,134.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of Women Legislators
Dates - August 29, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Was a guest speaker at the NFWL annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost - $209.00
Meal Cost - $18.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - other costs were audiovisual and incidentals

Travel Cost - $127.50
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $126.03
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $442.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican National Committee
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Congressman was invited to speak at an RNC event
Notes - Blackburn didn't sign original, so this was amendment, meals incl

Travel Cost - $505.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Futures Industry Conference
Dates - March 19, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote panelist for the conference
Notes - Spouse Charles Blackburn - other costs was rental car - Charles went from Nashville to Boca Raton to Nashville

Travel Cost - $2,754.50
Lodging Cost - $1,270.08
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $174.75
Total Cost - $4,199.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club of Growth
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Myers, FL

Purpose - Speaking at the Club for Growth Annual Conference
Notes - Congressman: Washington, DC - Ft Myers, FL / Ft Myers, FL - Dallas, TX Charles Blackburn: Nashville, TN - Tampa, FL, Ft Myers, FL - Dallas, TX Personal Expense 3/13

Travel Cost - $1,359.40
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,934.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable Television Assn
Dates - April 2, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Oakland, CA

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Rep Marsha Blackburn - Nashville, TN - Oakland, CA - Washington, DC Charles Blackburn - Nashville, TN - Oakland, CA - Nashville, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,019.39
Lodging Cost - $763.80
Meal Cost - $313.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,096.71

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Gas Assn
Dates - June 29, 2004 - June 30, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Educational, keynote speaking at the conference
Notes - Mobile, AL - Jacksonville, FL - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $673.00
Lodging Cost - $303.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,076.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Club for Growth
Dates - February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking to Conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Memphis, TN Including spouse

Travel Cost - $938.60
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,328.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Excalibur Classic Inc
Dates - April 16, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Guest speaking at a fundraiser for Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Duke University Children's Hospital
Notes - Rep Marsha Blackburn - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC Mary Morgan Ketchel - Nashville, TN - West Palm Beach, FL - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $800.60
Lodging Cost - $705.00
Meal Cost - $280.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,786.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Retailing Assn
Dates - August 22, 2005 - August 23, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Speaking, Giving keynote address to annual conference
Notes - Nashville, TN - Aspen, CO - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $749.39
Lodging Cost - $374.12
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $500.00
Total Cost - $1,723.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Retailing Assn
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Delivering keynote address at ERA's annual convention
Notes - Nashville, TN - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,303.80
Lodging Cost - $274.78
Meal Cost - $269.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,848.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - FreedomWorks
Dates - October 11, 2005 - October 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at Annual Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Charlottesville, VA - Nashville, TN

Travel Cost - $1,287.30
Lodging Cost - $354.00
Meal Cost - $145.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,786.39

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.