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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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CUNNINGHAM, RANDY DUKE, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $25,572.04

Average cost per trip - $4,262.01
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 254 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - DSR Inc. - Ziff-Davis Publishing Co.
Dates - April 19, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Additional Expenses are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $804.00
Lodging Cost - $240.14
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $219.56
Total Cost - $1,288.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Serbian Bar Association
Dates - June 23, 2000 - June 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking and award acceptance event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.00
Lodging Cost - $148.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $588.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - keynote speaker at dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost - $971.50
Lodging Cost - $236.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,337.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - September 28, 2003 - October 2, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sioux Falls, SD

Purpose - Attend the annual energy seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,030.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ziyad Abduljawad
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia

Purpose - To meet with government and business leaders to promote discourse and better relations between the two nations.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,057.50
Lodging Cost - $1,185.52
Meal Cost - $293.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,537.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ziyad Abduljawad
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Saudi Arabia

Purpose - To meet with government and business leaders to promote discourse and better relations between the two nations.
Notes - Washington, DC - Saudi Arabia - San Diego, CA

Travel Cost - $9,739.90
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,789.90

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.