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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

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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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BONNER, JOSIAH ROBINS JR, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $17,920.34

Average cost per trip - $2,986.72
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 325 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Notes - [Sandestin Resort]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 8, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Event held in district - no travel expenses This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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 -
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL Hyundai Motor America (paid transportation and taxi expenses) Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (paid lunch expenses) One way flight $714.41 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $1,126.90)

Travel Cost - $714.41
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $32.95
Other Cost - $77.37
Total Cost - $824.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mobile Airport Authority, Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 13, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Washington, DC Mobile Airport Authority paid airfare, lodging, partial meals; Mobile Chamber of Commerce paid partial meals Airfare: coach

Travel Cost - $1,222.09
Lodging Cost - $410.20
Meal Cost - $274.84
Other Cost - $35.42
Total Cost - $1,942.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - EADS North America
Dates - June 22, 2005 - June 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC Round trip flight $2,930.65 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $2,713.38)

Travel Cost - $2,930.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $192.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,122.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose -
Notes - Mobile, AL - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,135.38
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,688.32
Total Cost - $11,845.18

Additional family members - Yes

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.