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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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FILNER, BOB, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $7,701.55

Average cost per trip - $855.73
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 461 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 3, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Civil rights pilgrimage
Notes -

Travel Cost - $270.00
Lodging Cost - $214.00
Meal Cost - $280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $764.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Hellenic Council
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech and Acceptance of Award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $389.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $649.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Dates - January 18, 2001 - January 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Moab, UT

Purpose - Inspection of Hazardous Waste Site - Background for app (illegible) request
Notes -

Travel Cost - $430.00
Lodging Cost - $92.00
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $597.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Air Force Sergeants Association
Dates - August 20, 2001 - August 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Accept award
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $912.00
Lodging Cost - $161.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $49.00
Total Cost - $1,167.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 11, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $379.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost - $176.00
Total Cost - $1,205.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women's International Zionist Organization
Dates - February 8, 2002 - February 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $280.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $355.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Education Association
Dates - June 30, 2003 - July 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Human and Civil Rights dinner awardee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $425.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - US - Mexico Futures Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $972.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $85.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NEA
Dates - July 3, 2005 - July 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speech to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.90
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $91.65
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $602.55

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.