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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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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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BORDALLO, MADELEINE Z, Democratic Party
Guam

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $10,554.56

Average cost per trip - $2,110.91
Total number of days spent traveling - 20 days
Rank of representative - 424 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


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

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Other costs are for security

Travel Cost - $4,700.50
Lodging Cost - $1,112.70
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $6,599.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan-US Friendship Commission
Dates - November 9, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - LEP meetings between Members of Congress and the Japanese Diet on topics including political elections, foreign affairs, security issues and economics
Notes - Guam - Tokyo - Narita; Tokyo - Narita - Guam

Travel Cost - $1,281.75
Lodging Cost - $518.69
Meal Cost - $82.94
Other Cost - $28.03
Total Cost - $1,911.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Federation of Women's Clubs
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 28, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Guest speaker for 113th Annual Convention
Notes - Washington, DC - Florida

Travel Cost - $210.00
Lodging Cost - $278.00
Meal Cost - $66.14
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $589.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - General Federation of Women's Clubs of North Carolina
Dates - April 20, 2005 - April 21, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - To give a speech to the annual GFWC of North Carolina convention on women's issues in Congress
Notes - Washington, DC - Raleigh, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $153.40
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $308.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - A minority health summit that highlighted important health issues facing minority communities today
Notes - Houston - Chicago / Chicago - Houston

Travel Cost - $687.16
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,146.46

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.