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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?

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HERGER, WALLY, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 22
Total cost of trips - $64,251.58

Average cost per trip - $2,920.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 88 days
Rank of representative - 81 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 2, 2000 (9 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - accompanied by wife Pamela Herger

Travel Cost - $6,300.00
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,050.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kiawah Island, SC

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - accompanied by wife Pamela Herger

Travel Cost - $1,952.00
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,952.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2001 - January 5, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational purpose
Notes - Spouse Pamela Herger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $88.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $291.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 11, 2001 - August 27, 2001 (17 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - 2001 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Pamela Herger accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $8,249.66
Lodging Cost - $2,810.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $12,286.16

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Legislative Conference.
Notes - Spouse Pamela Herger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,270.00
Lodging Cost - $720.00
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,470.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Klamath Alliance for Resources & Environment
Dates - June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - CA

Purpose - Educational California woods tour
Notes -

Travel Cost - $579.00
Lodging Cost - $246.02
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $895.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Legislative conference.
Notes - Spouse Pamela Herger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,373.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,823.00

Additional family members - Yes


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 Pamela Herger and children Jamie, Julie and Candy (sp?) accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $630.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,580.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 4, 2002 - January 5, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - CATS retreat, educational
Notes - spouse Pamela Herger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $84.00
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $336.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $595.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - RSC educational retreat
Notes - other expenses include parking

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $146.00
Other Cost - $10.00
Total Cost - $285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Western Watch Foundation
Dates - June 28, 2002 - June 30, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Western Watch Foundation Policy Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,204.50
Lodging Cost - $172.22
Meal Cost - $141.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,517.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Brookings
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Notes - spouse Pamela Herger accompanied.

Travel Cost - $634.00
Lodging Cost - $1,175.00
Meal Cost - $302.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,111.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 7, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - consumer electronics show
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,075.00
Lodging Cost - $687.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,092.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Western Watch Foundation, Partnership for the West
Dates - September 26, 2003 - September 26, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Partnership for the West grassroots action summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $817.48
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $946.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Spouse Pamela Herger and children Jamie and Julie Herger, Emily Misha accompanied. Meals included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - other costs - were not specified

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.18
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute, Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ontario, Canada

Purpose - California delegation retreat 2003
Notes - spouse - Pamela Herger - child Jamie Herger - other expenses were group activities

Travel Cost - $1,922.64
Lodging Cost - $799.92
Meal Cost - $1,111.29
Other Cost - $61.11
Total Cost - $3,894.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute, Annenberg Foundation Trust
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Ontario, Canada

Purpose - California delegation retreat 2003
Notes - spouse - Pamela Herger - child Jamie Herger - other expenses were group activities

Travel Cost - $1,093.14
Lodging Cost - $799.92
Meal Cost - $1,111.29
Other Cost - $61.11
Total Cost - $3,065.46

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - spouse Pamela Herger

Travel Cost - $513.06
Lodging Cost - $652.00
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,805.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $113.40
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $304.47
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $882.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Annual conference. Congressman Herger invited as a speaker
Notes - Rep Herger: Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Sacramento, CA Mrs. Herger: Sacramento, FL - Orlando, FL and back

Travel Cost - $3,094.40
Lodging Cost - $1,383.00
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $5,697.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact finding, educational, meetings with government officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Havana, Cuba / Havana, Cuba - Sacramento, CA

Travel Cost - $1,951.00
Lodging Cost - $358.00
Meal Cost - $193.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,502.00

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.