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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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LUCAS, FRANK D, Republican Party
Oklahoma

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $25,312.21

Average cost per trip - $2,531.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 256 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Olsson, Frank and Weeda, PC Attorneys at Law
Dates - June 11, 2000 - June 11, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - guest speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $872.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $872.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - ag committee retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bankers Association
Dates - November 13, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Speak at American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference
Notes - Honorarium will be donated to a charity

Travel Cost - $267.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $1,000.00
Total Cost - $1,295.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Guest speaker
Notes - Spouse Lynda L. Lucas

Travel Cost - $3,690.00
Lodging Cost - $385.58
Meal Cost - $104.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,179.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc.
Dates - August 26, 2003 - August 27, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ardmore, OK

Purpose - tour facility which conducts research in agricultural biotechnology
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $64.99
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $74.99

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farm Credit Council
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Rep. Lucas was a featured speaker at the Farm Credit Council annual meeting where he discussed the future of the farm credit system
Notes - Rep: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Washington, DC Mrs Lucas: Oklahoma City - San Diego - Oklahoma City

Travel Cost - $3,062.30
Lodging Cost - $330.21
Meal Cost - $409.79
Other Cost - $10.99
Total Cost - $3,813.29

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 19, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational trip to visit and learn about the exchanges
Notes - OKC - Chicago - DC

Travel Cost - $645.89
Lodging Cost - $457.30
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CropLife America
Dates - September 24, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Frank Lucas: Washington, DC - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC Mrs. Lynda Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Las Vegas, NV - Oklahoma City, OK Including spouse

Travel Cost - $683.61
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $610.91
Other Cost - $313.81
Total Cost - $2,598.33

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Attendance at the 2004 Transatlantic Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Budapest, Hungary - Washington, DC 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) - CropLife America
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Notes - Rep Lucas: Washington, DC - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Mrs. Lucas: Oklahoma City, OK - Orlando, FL - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $734.69
Lodging Cost - $665.67
Meal Cost - $565.76
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,966.12

Additional family members - Yes

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.