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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

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

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  • 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

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    The troubled history of vocational education

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DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $92,246.76

Average cost per trip - $4,855.09
Total number of days spent traveling - 89 days
Rank of representative - 42 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - speak
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,494.98
Lodging Cost - $5,053.96
Meal Cost - $1,087.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,636.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 23, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/panel discussion
Notes - Accompanied by child Zane Duncan

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,330.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - speaking/participation in Transatlantic conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,750.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes - Wife Lynn duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,394.00
Lodging Cost - $2,573.70
Meal Cost - $1,319.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,286.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - La Jolla, CA

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Notes - Wife Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,418.20
Lodging Cost - $978.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,316.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cody, WY

Purpose - Participate in fact finding mission
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,498.60
Lodging Cost - $64.28
Meal Cost - $174.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,736.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speak at meeting
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $394.68
Lodging Cost - $3,472.26
Meal Cost - $518.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,384.98

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions at legislative conference
Notes - Child Zane Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,085.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,285.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Maui, HI

Purpose - Participation in aviation panels.
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied.

Travel Cost - $3,800.00
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,630.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat - participate in plenary sessions and discussions on governing
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $950.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - speak during legislative conference
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $2,498.00
Lodging Cost - $1,140.00
Meal Cost - $830.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,468.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - legislative conference/participation in panel discussion
Notes - spouse Lynn Duncan

Travel Cost - $4,976.96
Lodging Cost - $1,236.72
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,213.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - March 21, 2002 - March 29, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $250.00
Total Cost - $5,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kamuala, HI

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions and meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $507.19
Meal Cost - $178.56
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - Participate in panel discussions on transportation issues 'Association of American Railroads Conference,
Notes - Spouse Lynn Duncan accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,210.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $1,034.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,119.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 8, 2005 - January 13, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - Participating in Panel Discussions and Meetings
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Kona, HI - Knoxville, TN

Travel Cost - $5,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,590.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Tennessee Trucking Assn
Dates - September 26, 2004 - September 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Panama City, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at their annual convention
Notes - Knoxville, TN - Panama City, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $921.50
Lodging Cost - $141.26
Meal Cost - $59.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,122.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Inc
Dates - May 28, 2005 - May 30, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Participation in panel discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - While Sulphur Springs, WV - Knoxville, TN Including spouse. [amended 8/29/05]

Travel Cost - $779.60
Lodging Cost - $891.45
Meal Cost - $409.52
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,080.57

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Congressional fact finding train trip
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC. [Amended 7/21 to show child included]

Travel Cost - $3,374.70
Lodging Cost - $609.20
Meal Cost - $427.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,411.60

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.