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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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BURGESS, MICHAEL C DR, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,420.75

Average cost per trip - $765.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 450 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To address the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors on health policy.
Notes - Other costs are for taxi.

Travel Cost - $535.00
Lodging Cost - $273.46
Meal Cost - $83.49
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,001.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To address members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on health policy
Notes - Other costs are for car service to and from airports

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.96
Other Cost - $218.00
Total Cost - $654.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat in Cambridge, MD-educational
Notes - other-phones, faxes, business center usage

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 3, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Capitol - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $64.12
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $391.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - TXU Energy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fairfield, TX

Purpose - Tour of the Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield, TX
Notes - Dallas - Fairfield, TX - Dallas

Travel Cost - $735.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Xelon
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Burgess speaking engagement at Xelon Conference
Notes - DFW - San Diego - DFW. [Amended to change year] (Dallas - San Diego - Dallas)

Travel Cost - $434.70
Lodging Cost - $358.02
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $952.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Galveston County Medical Society
Dates - January 24, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - Speak at Galveston County Medical Society Annual Installation of Officers
Notes - DFW - Galveston - DFW (Dallas - Galveston - Dallas)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $217.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boustany for Congress
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 19, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - Speak at Boustany for Congress Event
Notes - Dallas - Baton Rouge - Dallas

Travel Cost - $216.70
Lodging Cost - $117.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Meeting with the German Parliament - Bundestag
Notes - Laura Lee Burgess: DFW - Miami / Miami - DFW Michael C Burgess, MD: DCA - Miami / Miami - DFW Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,148.00
Lodging Cost - $775.00
Meal Cost - $512.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,435.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement and acceptance of Legislator of the Year award
Notes - DFW (Dallas/Ft Worth) - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $514.90
Lodging Cost - $176.96
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michael Burgess
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To assess the damage to New Orleans hospitals in order to identify the needs of the hospital staffs, administrations, and patients for immediate and future reconstruction
Notes - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - New Orleans, LA - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Congressman Burgess paid for his roundtrip flights. He stayed at the home of a doctor, Mark McGinnus, in Harvey, Louisiana who also served him dinner (grilled hamburgers).

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $315.00

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.