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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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BORSKI, ROBERT A, Democratic Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $14,499.31

Average cost per trip - $2,899.86
Total number of days spent traveling - 24 days
Rank of representative - 371 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Ice Cream Vendors
Dates - November 8, 2000 - November 11, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Guest speaker and attendee to conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $907.90
Lodging Cost - $726.00
Meal Cost - $140.41
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $1,814.31

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Railroads, Burlington Northern & Sante Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Attend the AAR Legislative Conference
Notes - Spouse Karen Borski accompanied. Transportation cost includes train and other

Travel Cost - $5,642.00
Lodging Cost - $784.00
Meal Cost - $654.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,080.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Dates - June 13, 2001 - June 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Point, NY

Purpose - Attend the Cooperstown Conference on legislative and regulatory issues facing the rail industry
Notes - Spouse Karen Borski accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $50.00
Lodging Cost - $645.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - DRS Technologies, Inc.
Dates - May 31, 2002 - June 3, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Farmington, PA

Purpose - conference on legislative/regulatory issues affecting DRS and its employees
Notes - spouse Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $218.00
Lodging Cost - $1,542.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,960.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Atofina Chemicals, Inc.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 9, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - attend conferences with Atofina execs to discuss legislative and regulatory issues affecting company in U.S. and Europe
Notes - spouse Karen Borski

Travel Cost - $1,308.00
Lodging Cost - $1,242.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,950.00

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.