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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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KAPTUR, MARCY, Democratic Party
Ohio

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $16,970.03

Average cost per trip - $1,414.17
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 335 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - December 7, 2000 - December 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MA

Purpose - deliver speech/Ukrainian national security program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $433.00
Lodging Cost - $223.77
Meal Cost - $204.41
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Chemical Society
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - participate on a panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $946.50
Lodging Cost - $199.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,165.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Successful Farming Magazine
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ames, IA

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $786.50
Lodging Cost - $98.40
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $884.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Dates - February 3, 2001 - February 4, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Rochelle, NY

Purpose - Deliver speech to Catholic Common Ground Initiative
Notes -

Travel Cost - $263.51
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonweal Magazine
Dates - April 20, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speak - Commonweal/New York
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $435.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Women for Responsible National Security
Dates - March 10, 2001 - March 10, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - South Bend, IN

Purpose - Speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $651.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $651.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Law Institute
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 20, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia - Kiev, Ukraine

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,157.00
Lodging Cost - $305.00
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,542.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meetings at United Nations and New York Stock Exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $404.56
Meal Cost - $88.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $493.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sian Ka'an Conservation Foundation
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 15, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - international wildlife conservation
Notes - other expenses include bus

Travel Cost - $1,472.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost - $19.50
Total Cost - $1,941.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Mexico

Purpose - To study effects of NAFTA
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,250.00
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,125.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Biodiesel Board
Dates - January 30, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Opening remarks at conference
Notes - Detroit - Ft Lauderdale - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $215.79
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $280.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Planning Assn
Dates - December 3, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - To speak at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $154.21
Lodging Cost - $106.18
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $325.39

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.