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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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BURTON, DANNY L, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $30,551.50

Average cost per trip - $4,364.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 218 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Medical Interventions for Autism
Dates - April 9, 2000 - April 9, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $337.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $337.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 28, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,305.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $5.00
Total Cost - $1,510.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Diversified Collection Services Inc.
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Fact-finding and tour facility
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,332.00
Lodging Cost - $633.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,165.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cancer Treatment Centers
Dates - October 9, 2003 - October 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,460.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,460.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Nutritional Food Association
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Keynote address to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,479.50
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,079.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (13 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - official visit with Pres./Am. Institute/and government and business leaders.
Notes - other-none disclosed - trip dates say 12/6-12 and 12/17-18

Travel Cost - $5,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $7,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn (CIECA)
Dates - October 19, 2004 - October 28, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding and educational visit
Notes - Washington, DC - Taipei, Taiwan - Washington, DC. Trip dates listed as "October 19-23, 27-28, 2004" Dates of Travel: October 19-23, 27-28, 2004

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,750.00

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.