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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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LINDER, JOHN, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $91,197.74

Average cost per trip - $5,364.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 43 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - March 30, 2000 - March 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.50
Lodging Cost - $246.26
Meal Cost - $60.88
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $861.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - January 30, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $745.00
Lodging Cost - $285.13
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 15, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - spouse Lynne Linder accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,234.66
Lodging Cost - $1,435.00
Meal Cost - $1,622.58
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,292.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Biscayne, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $554.20
Lodging Cost - $2,100.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,654.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Small Business Assn
Dates - February 11, 2005 - February 12, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sarasota, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $576.80
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $951.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - March 7, 2005 - March 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - To examine issues relevant to the Committee's responsibilities, and in the process, improve the working environment and working relationship among its members
Notes - DC - Queenstown, MD - DC Aspen Wye River Conference Centers

Travel Cost - $54.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Society
Dates - November 6, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Frankfurt, Germany - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Frankfurt, Budapest Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,970.33
Lodging Cost - $1,208.60
Meal Cost - $989.71
Other Cost - $48.67
Total Cost - $9,217.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - February 23, 2004 - February 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - West Palm Beach, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $806.00
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,681.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jerusalem Fund
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Jordan

Purpose - To strengthen international understanding while practicing strategic partnerships & joint ventures. Defense Aerospace Homeland Security Mission of Peace
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost - $5,200.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost - $8,450.00
Total Cost - $19,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Farm Bureau
Dates - December 6, 2003 - December 6, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jackson, MS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Jackson, MS - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $655.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $655.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Farm Bureau
Dates - December 4, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Traverse City, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Traverse City, MI - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $674.00
Lodging Cost - $179.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $853.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Iowa Farm Bureau
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Des Moines, IA

Purpose - Speaking engagement..
Notes - Atlanta - Des Moines, IA

Travel Cost - $715.00
Lodging Cost - $194.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $909.00

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Atlanta, GA - London, England - Atlanta, GA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,614.08
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost - $696.66
Total Cost - $18,785.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Texas Farm Bureau
Dates - June 28, 2003 - June 30, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - San Antonio, TX - Atlanta Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,518.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,023.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Spirit Fund
Dates - June 12, 2003 - June 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta - Portland, OR - Atlanta

Travel Cost - $1,178.40
Lodging Cost - $139.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,367.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tax Leadership Council
Dates - April 11, 2005 - April 11, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - To speak to the executive board and their supports about the prospects for the tax reform in the 109th Congress
Notes - ATL - Houston - IAD [Amended to change sponsor name, and reduce cost] (Atlanta - Houston - Atlanta )

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Fair Taxation
Dates - July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Denver, CO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $10,863.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,863.00

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.