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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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LEE, SHEILA JACKSON, Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $57,368.96

Average cost per trip - $4,097.78
Total number of days spent traveling - 55 days
Rank of representative - 104 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc
Dates - July 9, 2000 - July 9, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Dallas, TX

Purpose - convention-speaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $83.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Qatar Foundation
Dates - October 9, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - To attend the inaugural ceremonies of the Qatar Foundation's "Education City" and to visit Camp Al-Sulayah in Doha, Qatar
Notes - Other costs are for telephone, etc. NB - This is what's stated on disclosure form itself. Attached Ritz Carlton invoice mentions 2 'spa' charges of 260 and 30 QR, as well as the telephone charges. Conversion rate 1 QR: US $3.52.

Travel Cost - $9,157.30
Lodging Cost - $907.95
Meal Cost - $169.19
Other Cost - $92.90
Total Cost - $10,327.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Carib News
Dates - November 8, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nassau, Bahamas

Purpose - 8th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Notes - Meals, drinks and airport transfer included in all-inclusive land package - cost stated under lodging.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Florida Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Auto Dealers Association
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To attend Ford Lincoln Mercury Minority Dealers Association Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $974.53
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,224.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 3, 2001 - March 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - To commemorate civil rights march
Notes -

Travel Cost - $665.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $665.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Petroleum Institute
Dates - June 28, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Orig food cost was $355

Travel Cost - $2,338.25
Lodging Cost - $645.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,483.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AT&T, Microsoft, American Airlines
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Jose, CA

Purpose - CBC Tech Summit
Notes - Child Jason Lee

Travel Cost - $747.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $747.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry & Manpower
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Botswana

Purpose - Congressional fact-finding trip
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $9,005.51
Lodging Cost - $1,311.92
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,667.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Friends of Low Jones
Dates - May 11, 2001 - May 12, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,245.75
Lodging Cost - $145.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,390.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Austin Democratic Party
Dates - March 5, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - TX

Purpose - To attend Women's Legislative Day Conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $66.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $251.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Tsunami relief efforts
Notes - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Newark

Travel Cost - $574.00
Lodging Cost - $276.52
Meal Cost - $138.21
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $988.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - Tsunami relief efforts
Notes - Newark - Singapore - Newark

Travel Cost - $6,100.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $145.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,745.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation (IFMIF)
Dates - March 27, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - N'Djamena, Chad

Purpose - Doha (Attend conference on Free Trade and Democracy) Chad (Visit refugee camps; humanitarian fact-finding)
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Doha, Qatar - N'Djamena, Chad

Travel Cost - $9,435.73
Lodging Cost - $626.70
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,142.43

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Arab Chamber of Commerce
Dates - March 19, 2005 - March 25, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt - Paris, France

Purpose - To maintain bi-lateral relations between the US and Egypt
Notes - DC to Cairo - 3/19 - to Paris 3/20 - Paris - Egypt 3/25 - leave Cairo

Travel Cost - $8,376.00
Lodging Cost - $827.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,603.00

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.