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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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KELLY, SUE W, Republican Party
New York

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $34,815.63

Average cost per trip - $4,351.95
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 187 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Dates - June 21, 2001 - June 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY - Lake George, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker - legislative conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $454.07
Lodging Cost - $292.83
Meal Cost - $21.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $768.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - To visit firms in the high-tech corridor
Notes - Spouse Edward Kelly

Travel Cost - $1,646.32
Lodging Cost - $652.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,299.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To participate in 2003 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Spouse Edward Kelly accompanied. Transportation costs are air plus ground.

Travel Cost - $16,176.12
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,650.40

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Newark, NJ - Scottsdale - Newark, NJ

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Dates - March 26, 2005 - March 30, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - Attend Fifth Annual Forum on Democracy and Free Trade in Doha, Qatar
Notes - IAD - DOH - IAD (Washington, DC - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC)

Travel Cost - $8,854.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,854.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 18, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To have a firsthand look at how the markets operate, tour the trading floors and meet with traders and other market participants
Notes - New York - Chicago - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $904.39
Lodging Cost - $228.65
Meal Cost - $202.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,335.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - House Financial Services Committee Members educational trip to the exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $34.09
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $34.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - September 8, 2005 - September 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Attend the 2005 National Listening Tour in Philadelphia, PA
Notes - Washington, DC - Philadelphia, PA - New York

Travel Cost - $437.87
Lodging Cost - $535.80
Meal Cost - $262.63
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,236.30

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.