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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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BURR, RICHARD M, Republican Party
North Carolina

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $45,871.40

Average cost per trip - $5,733.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 28 days
Rank of representative - 138 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Outdoor Power Equipment Distributors Association
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Speak at conference on legislative process in commerce issues
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Brooke Burr

Travel Cost - $560.00
Lodging Cost - $433.26
Meal Cost - $30.70
Other Cost - $130.00
Total Cost - $1,153.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Universal Corporations, Tobacco Asso. Of US, Led Tobacco Exporters Asso.
Dates - May 28, 2000 - May 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Address to Tobacco Asso. And Annual Meeting and Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Brooke Burr

Travel Cost - $1,223.92
Lodging Cost - $550.20
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,934.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - January 5, 2000 - January 5, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Wilmington, NC

Purpose - legislative briefing and tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $818.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $828.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 29, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Marseilles, France - Paris, France

Purpose - Tour French nuclear energy facilities
Notes - Spouse Brooke Burr accompanied. Transport costs include ground transportation in France.

Travel Cost - $14,577.80
Lodging Cost - $2,406.00
Meal Cost - $1,430.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,413.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - June 30, 2002 - July 6, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain - Seville, Spain

Purpose - fact-finding and tour of European nuclear facilities
Notes - spouse Brooke Burr -- July 5-6 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $12,417.30
Lodging Cost - $2,450.00
Meal Cost - $1,700.00
Other Cost - $340.00
Total Cost - $16,907.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 6, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - public policy conference
Notes - Invoice for room includes two pool bar beverages and tip and a $105 'spa service'. NAB fax also mentions extra $90 transportation cost as well as airfare, not listed on form.

Travel Cost - $2,627.50
Lodging Cost - $637.22
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,414.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Corning Inc.
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Augusta, GA

Purpose - public policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,226.00
Lodging Cost - $410.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $533.00
Total Cost - $2,469.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina, Inc.
Dates - February 7, 2003 - February 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - Speak to annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

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.