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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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CLAY, WILLIAM L SR, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $25,398.03

Average cost per trip - $3,174.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 255 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.81
Lodging Cost - $598.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $658.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other expenses include airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,475.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,367.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - March 26, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Luncheon speaker, breakfast speaker, panelist at housing summit
Notes - March 26 date was at personal expense, family accompanied at no additional expense to sponsor.

Travel Cost - $355.00
Lodging Cost - $814.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,169.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of Women Legislators
Dates - August 29, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $393.59
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $488.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse, Ivie L. Clay

Travel Cost - $5,512.60
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,712.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CitiGroup, PhRMA, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Port of New Orleans, iGATE Technologies, Odebrecht, Coca-Cola, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brasilia, Brazil - El Salvador

Purpose - fact finding mission; meetings with government and business officials; conference participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,811.00
Lodging Cost - $738.00
Meal Cost - $261.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,810.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - UAW
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Speaking engagement --UAW Region 3's 4th Annual Diversity dinner & awards ceremony
Notes - 2:26 St Louis, MO - 4:44 Indianapolis, IN / 8:25 Indianapolis, IN - 11:15 Cincinnati, OH - 11:42 St Louis, MO

Travel Cost - $841.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National League of Postmasters
Dates - July 31, 2005 - August 3, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Attend and speak at Postmasters Convention
Notes - St Louis, MO - San Juan, PR - St Louis, MO Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,300.38
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,350.38

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.