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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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DINGELL, JOHN D, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $20,807.18

Average cost per trip - $1,733.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 294 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 1, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Westfield, NJ

Purpose - luncheon seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - leadership policy conference
Notes - accompanied by wife Deborah Dingell -- meals included in lodging

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $2,501.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,501.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Walt Disney Company
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak in panel to Corporate Alliances Partner Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,842.38
Lodging Cost - $402.50
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,294.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Afton, IA

Purpose - Town hall meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.25
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Carlsbad, CA

Purpose - To address Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Carlsbad
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,322.50
Lodging Cost - $341.34
Meal Cost - $90.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,753.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To meet with officials on Thursday and to speak at dinner on Friday
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.22
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $540.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied as invited participant. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $365.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - April 17, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - To participate in seminar series
Notes -

Travel Cost - $80.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Dingell accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - To visit Ford and its factory. Congress Delegation trip
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Motors
Dates - July 17, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Return to district for GM sponsored event in Shepherdstown at which Cong. Dingell spoke
Notes - Martinsburg, WV - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $666.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $752.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership policy conference
Notes - Detroit - Mackinaw - Detroit Debbie Dingell - invited participant Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,512.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,512.76

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.