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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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GONZALEZ, CHARLES A, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $17,737.18

Average cost per trip - $1,970.80
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 327 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Telecom Association
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Educational - Telecom policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $588.00
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - 2005 International CES Technology Program
Notes - Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV

Travel Cost - $379.70
Lodging Cost - $1,216.44
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,111.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Las Vegas - Detroit - San Antonio

Travel Cost - $631.20
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $1,606.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Greater Houston Partnership
Dates - February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Greater Houston Partnership 2005 TX Congressional summit
Notes - San Antonio - Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $202.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $202.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese Int'l Economic Cooperation Assn
Dates - November 5, 2004 - November 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact finding, educational visit
Notes - San Antonio, TX - Taiwan, ROC - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $5,500.00
Lodging Cost - $1,050.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,250.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Telecommunications Industry Assn
Dates - April 8, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Policy summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $242.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $592.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - All Kinds of Minds
Dates - March 12, 2004 - March 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting on educational issues
Notes - Personal expense 3/12 - 3/14. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $304.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $304.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronic Assn
Dates - January 7, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - 2004 International CES Technology Program
Notes - San Antonio, TX - Las Vegas - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $437.00
Lodging Cost - $1,216.44
Meal Cost - $570.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,223.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Telecom Assn
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Educational - Telecom Policy
Notes - Washington, DC - San Diego, CA - Washington, DC House of Representatives date stamp is illegible

Travel Cost - $588.00
Lodging Cost - $891.00
Meal Cost - $245.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,724.00

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.