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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

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

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  • 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.
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    The troubled history of vocational education

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BROWN, CORRINE, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 21
Total cost of trips - $59,870.50

Average cost per trip - $2,850.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 75 days
Rank of representative - 93 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Miles Law School
Dates - May 6, 2000 - May 7, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the annual law day banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $306.00
Lodging Cost - $106.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $447.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aviation Safety Alliance
Dates - January 14, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Discuss aviation safety issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $319.00
Lodging Cost - $807.00
Meal Cost - $116.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Bell Atlantic, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - June 15, 2000 - June 18, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Fact finding tour of the New York Exchange
Notes - Accompanied by child Shantrel Brown

Travel Cost - $515.14
Lodging Cost - $1,337.04
Meal Cost - $139.06
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,991.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Speaker at legislative conference
Notes - Accompanied by child Shantrel Brown

Travel Cost - $2,836.50
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $675.00
Other Cost - $302.52
Total Cost - $5,014.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Conference to discuss issues relating to trade with the Caribbean and Africa
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $657.30
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,291.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 26, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - Focus on how technology can be utilized to improve the quality of life in the Congressional District and to empower constituents.
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $880.00
Lodging Cost - $614.10
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,994.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Petroleum Institute
Dates - June 28, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Fact finding energy summit
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,676.50
Lodging Cost - $1,720.00
Meal Cost - $750.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,146.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Airlines, AT&T, Microsoft
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Notes - Traveled with staff member Yvonne Reed, whose expenses listed on same form - these figures are Member's expenses only.

Travel Cost - $4,203.00
Lodging Cost - $529.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,867.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Royal Caribbean International
Dates - November 10, 2001 - November 12, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Overview tour (meetings, demonstrations)
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $600.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 22, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Participate in conference which will provide overview of the condition of railroads and examine current transportation and policy issues
Notes - Child Shantrel A Brown accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,993.00
Lodging Cost - $1,124.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,817.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CBC Policy & Leadership Institute
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - to discuss common interests between the members of the CBC, CHC and CAC
Notes - child Shantrel Brown -- lodging includes meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,196.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jacksonville Airport Authority
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Amsterdam, Netherlands - London, England

Purpose - tour the airport baggage hold security system
Notes - other includes communication -- 305.20 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $1,125.70
Lodging Cost - $904.84
Meal Cost - $158.00
Other Cost - $14.64
Total Cost - $2,203.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - June 14, 2002 - June 15, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - establish priorities for proactive legislative agenda to expand affordable housing and home ownership opportunities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,414.50
Lodging Cost - $295.00
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,744.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - address conferees at the meeting and training conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $580.65
Lodging Cost - $535.54
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,201.19

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jacksonville Port Authority, Marine Division
Dates - January 30, 2002 - February 1, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - participate in a trade mission to develop business opportunities
Notes -

Travel Cost - $805.50
Lodging Cost - $532.16
Meal Cost - $46.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,383.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA - Monterey, CA

Purpose - Speak at legislative conference on legislative issues before the committee on transportation and infrastructure.
Notes - Child Shantrel Brown accompanied. Other costs are for rental car.

Travel Cost - $4,233.00
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $864.00
Other Cost - $134.00
Total Cost - $7,731.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - Participate in conference with corporate executives, ministers of government etc to explore business and trade opportunities between the US and countries in the Caribbean region.
Notes - Child Shantrel Brown accompanied. Lodging costs include meals and drinks and transportation to and from airports

Travel Cost - $600.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaker at legislative conference examining the current transportation policy issues by railroad industry officials.
Notes - Child Shantrel Brown accompanied. Other costs are for rental car.

Travel Cost - $1,244.00
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $1,032.00
Other Cost - $178.21
Total Cost - $3,702.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speaker at legislative conference to provide overview of the condition of railroads and to examine current transportation policy issues
Notes - child, Shantrel Brown, other -rental car

Travel Cost - $3,610.80
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $720.00
Other Cost - $121.00
Total Cost - $5,429.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Speak at the conference to provide an overview of the condition of the railroads and to examine current transportation policy issues.
Notes - Washington - Orlando - Washington

Travel Cost - $638.40
Lodging Cost - $1,383.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,601.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speak at conference examining the current transportation policy issues by railroad industry officials
Notes - New York - West Palm Beach - Ft Lauderdale - Jackson

Travel Cost - $1,181.40
Lodging Cost - $1,036.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,917.40

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.