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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

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DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $28,071.26

Average cost per trip - $4,010.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 231 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - 2-day policy retreat
Notes - Additional costs for pen set

Travel Cost - $383.15
Lodging Cost - $81.59
Meal Cost - $93.35
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $571.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel

Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,232.37
Lodging Cost - $1,038.45
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,270.82

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - December 10, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Syria - Lebanon - Egypt - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Israel

Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Notes - Other costs are for rental of international cell and cell chargers

Travel Cost - $8,106.37
Lodging Cost - $1,790.91
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $384.07
Total Cost - $10,281.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - February 27, 2003 - March 4, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $890.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,640.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Educational trip to discuss and debate policy issues before the 108th Congress
Notes - Peggy Davis, spouse-William Davis, child-He notes my children accompanied me on this trip at my personal expense-I assume lodging is combined because spouse lodging left blank - other expense is DLC Gift bag

Travel Cost - $526.68
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $394.16
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $1,994.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington and Lee University
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, VA

Purpose - Washington & Lee mock convention
Notes - Other cost is driving service

Travel Cost - $852.40
Lodging Cost - $75.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $165.60
Total Cost - $1,343.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Microsoft Corporation
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 12, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - fact finding trip to see first hand Starbucks Corp and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Notes - Other cost is instate bus transportation-signed 01/10/2004

Travel Cost - $2,054.00
Lodging Cost - $226.16
Meal Cost - $450.00
Other Cost - $240.00
Total Cost - $2,970.16

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.