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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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LATHAM, THOMAS P, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $43,414.69

Average cost per trip - $6,202.10
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 151 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Futures Industry Association, Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 17, 2000 - March 20, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaker and panel member
Notes - spouse, kathy

Travel Cost - $2,166.50
Lodging Cost - $1,413.12
Meal Cost - $497.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,076.93

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Futures Ind. Assoc. Conf. - Washington Outlook
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $3,023.16
Lodging Cost - $1,480.20
Meal Cost - $485.31
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,988.67

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Oilseed Processors Association
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - 2001 Annual meeting - keynote speaker
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $2,887.00
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $416.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,278.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - tour and briefing of Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Notes - accompanied by spouse Kathy Latham

Travel Cost - $3,781.50
Lodging Cost - $372.90
Meal Cost - $134.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,289.06

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 14, 2003 - March 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Financial Industries conference - speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,212.83
Lodging Cost - $2,177.78
Meal Cost - $715.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,106.51

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - To meet with Energy Ministry, discuss post-Chernobyl nuclear policies, economic consequences of decreased nuclear generation in Italy. Toured geothermal facilities and discussed construction methods, new technologies and safety.
Notes - Spouse Kathy Latham accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,466.24
Lodging Cost - $2,264.90
Meal Cost - $2,322.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,053.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 18, 2005 - March 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Participated in panel discussions regarding federal policy and Congress during the Futures Industry Association's annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Boca Raton, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,133.91
Lodging Cost - $1,101.89
Meal Cost - $386.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,622.38

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.