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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

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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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BUYER, STEVE, Republican Party
Indiana

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $25,171.83

Average cost per trip - $2,796.87
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 258 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S.
Dates - August 21, 2001 - August 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement at 102nd National Convention
Notes - Airfare is between IND - MKC (or E) - IND

Travel Cost - $269.00
Lodging Cost - $113.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.46

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speak at the Futures Industry Association's 26th Annual Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,438.43
Lodging Cost - $1,493.99
Meal Cost - $186.68
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,119.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Guidant Corporation
Dates - February 4, 2002 - February 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - speak to a hospital CEO forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $42.00
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $316.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NBC
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Town hall meeting on The Today Show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $561.00
Lodging Cost - $249.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $810.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association, Large Public Power Council
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - Learn about new technology at annual trade show, including Indian companies such as Thompson Consumer Electronics. Official part of trip was paid for by House Energy and Commerce Committee and is not reflected in the amounts below.
Notes - spouse, Joni Buyer

Travel Cost - $620.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.00
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,296.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA - Santa Fe, NM - San Diego, CA

Purpose - learn about the challenges facing railroad industry and participated in a panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,104.80
Lodging Cost - $323.77
Meal Cost - $142.26
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,570.83

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - learn about railroad industry and participate in legislative conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.00
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,498.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Indianapolis - Miami - Indianapolis This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - July 3, 2005 - July 10, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Munich, Germany

Purpose - Parliamentary exchange with Members of the German Bundestag with Members of Congress
Notes - Indianapolis, IN - Berlin / Berlin - Munich / Munich - Washington, DC (SB) and Munich - Indianapolis, IN (JB) Including spouse

Travel Cost - $12,852.40
Lodging Cost - $1,926.00
Meal Cost - $401.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,179.44

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.