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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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HASTINGS, DOC, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $19,345.80

Average cost per trip - $1,934.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 309 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd.
Dates - January 17, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - West Cumbira, England

Purpose - Visit Sellafield Nuclear site
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,000.00
Lodging Cost - $543.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,813.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Exchange/Monitor Publications and Forums Inc.
Dates - October 22, 2001 - October 22, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $701.75
Lodging Cost - $157.91
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $859.66

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Claire Hastings accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Exchange/Monitor Publications and Forums Inc.
Dates - October 14, 2003 - October 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement on nuclear policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,276.00
Lodging Cost - $81.00
Meal Cost - $59.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,416.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Waste Management Symposia, Inc.
Dates - February 29, 2004 - March 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pasco, WA - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - speaker on DOE and what Congress can expect to do with the FY'05 budget request for clean up programs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,087.40
Lodging Cost - $115.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Mr Hastings: DC - Phoenix, AZ - Pasco, WA [assumed city] Mrs. Hastings: Pasco, WA - Phoenix, AZ - Pasco, WA

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Apple Assn
Dates - August 19, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaker at national association meeting
Notes - Pasco, WA - Chicago, IL - Pasco, WA

Travel Cost - $731.35
Lodging Cost - $227.50
Meal Cost - $108.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,067.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group Int'l
Dates - July 30, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Stuart Island, Canada

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Yakima, WA - Stuart Island, BC Canada - Pasco, WA This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group Int'l
Dates - July 30, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Stuart Island, Canada

Purpose - To attend and participate in an energy symposium focused on national energy policy
Notes - Yakima, WA - Stuart Island, BC - Pasco, WA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,300.00
Meal Cost - $520.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement on nuclear policy
Notes - Seattle, WA - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC Conference registration of $262.80 (waived for speakers) included costs of 2 meals eaten by Rep Hastings. Actual cost of those meals was unavailable from conference sponsor

Travel Cost - $867.10
Lodging Cost - $93.27
Meal Cost - $15.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $975.87

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.