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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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EHLERS, VERNON J, Republican Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $19,966.42

Average cost per trip - $1,535.88
Total number of days spent traveling - 45 days
Rank of representative - 302 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 15, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - Meeting with technology companies.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.00
Lodging Cost - $448.92
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speech on improving K-12 Math-Science educ.
Notes - meal expenses included

Travel Cost - $589.50
Lodging Cost - $446.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,036.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale University
Dates - May 2, 2002 - May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - speech at major symposium
Notes - other expenses include cab fare

Travel Cost - $799.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $15.00
Total Cost - $964.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dates - February 15, 2003 - February 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Receive an award and give several speeches
Notes -

Travel Cost - $515.02
Lodging Cost - $284.00
Meal Cost - $5.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $804.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Conference on health care issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $633.21
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $633.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speech to members of American Association of Railroads
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,248.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Wisconsin, Madison
Dates - September 25, 2003 - September 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - Presentation on science, education and congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $614.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $829.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Road Builders
Dates - August 7, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - MI

Purpose - Legislative policy conference
Notes - Spouse Johanna Ehlers accompanied. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $880.04
Meal Cost - $419.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,299.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Retreat on faith and politics
Notes -

Travel Cost - $379.33
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $127.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $664.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute, Carnegie Foundation
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Congressional Conference on Education Reform..
Notes - Wife Johanna Ehlers accompanied - other expense is ground transportation

Travel Cost - $1,603.18
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost - $270.00
Total Cost - $5,493.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Participate in congressional health policy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $874.03
Lodging Cost - $1,322.10
Meal Cost - $475.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,671.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industries Alliance
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 10, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - To give one speech and lead two roundtable discussions
Notes - Washington, DC - Charleston, SC - Grand Rapids, MI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,362.29
Lodging Cost - $765.30
Meal Cost - $210.04
Other Cost - $255.96
Total Cost - $2,593.59

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Christa McAuliffe Center for Education & Teaching Excellence, Second Annual Massachusetts STEM Summit
Dates - October 16, 2005 - October 17, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sturbridge, MA

Purpose - Speech about the importance of math and science education for America's children
Notes - Grand Rapids, MI - Sturbridge, MA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $830.60
Lodging Cost - $89.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $939.60

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.