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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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COLLINS, MICHAEL E, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $14,611.15

Average cost per trip - $2,087.31
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 369 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - October 6, 2001 - October 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for car rental/gasoline

Travel Cost - $2,013.50
Lodging Cost - $675.00
Meal Cost - $404.95
Other Cost - $181.89
Total Cost - $3,275.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Overview of the railroads and transport policy issues
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,082.00
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $380.00
Other Cost - $180.00
Total Cost - $5,122.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak to CEOs and VPs on W & M issues, energy tax etc
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $716.00
Lodging Cost - $770.00
Meal Cost - $306.00
Other Cost - $105.00
Total Cost - $1,897.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Biloxi, MS

Purpose - Legislative update
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to and from airport in Biloxi

Travel Cost - $570.00
Lodging Cost - $137.50
Meal Cost - $144.00
Other Cost - $132.00
Total Cost - $983.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Conservation District Supervisors
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pine Mountain, GA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual association meeting
Notes - Other costs are for registration and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Employers' Associati
Dates - March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Legislative update
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Cost is all-inclusive - hotel, meals and gratuity - with roughly 20% of total incurred by Mrs Collins.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $448.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $448.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Overview of the condition of railroads - transport policy issues also tax proposals, RR retirement, economic regs. Etc
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for car rental

Travel Cost - $1,053.00
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $155.00
Total Cost - $2,700.00

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.