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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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DUNN, JENNIFER, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $24,957.33

Average cost per trip - $3,119.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 261 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 26, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - participation in World Economic Forum's annual meeting
Notes - Lodging expenses include breakfast

Travel Cost - $6,256.85
Lodging Cost - $1,058.68
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,490.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Coalition
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - a speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $256.86
Meal Cost - $101.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $358.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ernst & Young LLP
Dates - April 2, 2001 - April 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Address Ernst & Young executives and attend the Catalyst Dinner
Notes - Other cost is for car service. All receipts were photocopied and attached.

Travel Cost - $260.90
Lodging Cost - $337.09
Meal Cost - $44.00
Other Cost - $251.63
Total Cost - $893.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Grocery Manufactories of America
Dates - June 9, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speech to executive conference
Notes - Children Reagan Dunn and Stacey Morton accompanied. No transport cost - member drove herself. Meal cost is for executive dinner and room service.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $813.55
Meal Cost - $166.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 24, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - Participation in the World Economic Forum's annual meeting.
Notes - Says $150 in meals cost box but adds that "meals were $30, she attended three".

Travel Cost - $5,944.00
Lodging Cost - $1,067.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,161.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 15, 2003 - August 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - Ripon Educational Fund Transatlantic Conference in London, England
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,706.79
Lodging Cost - $974.09
Meal Cost - $590.98
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,271.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $375.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,802.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 27, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - Educational
Notes - No cost listed

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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.