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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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MCCARTHY, CAROLYN, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $14,098.32

Average cost per trip - $1,281.67
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 381 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat
Notes - $25.00 DLC travel bag/map - $12.60 Jazz Fest ticket

Travel Cost - $280.00
Lodging Cost - $421.80
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $882.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - North Carolinians Against Gun Violence
Dates - March 2, 2001 - March 5, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - NC

Purpose - keynote at conference
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $685.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $685.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Interfaith Initiative Against Gun Violence
Dates - May 3, 2002 - May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - talk to Interfaith Initiatives Against Gun Violence
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $140.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ceasefire Oregon
Dates - February 22, 2002 - February 23, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - OR

Purpose - speak at organization's meeting
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $783.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $783.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Health Care Conference
Notes - other costs include $35 for a jacket and $9.95 for a tote bag. an aide also went along (and was compensated the same for trans, lodge and meal costs)

Travel Cost - $1,246.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $414.00
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,577.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Women's Democracy Center
Dates - January 11, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Belfast, Northern Ireland

Purpose - Meet with Irish women and legislators
Notes - Other costs are ground transportation

Travel Cost - $803.08
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,403.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 5, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,681.55
Lodging Cost - $945.00
Meal Cost - $531.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,157.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Government Attorneys and Capital Litigation
Dates - July 29, 2003 - July 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - to address national conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $470.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $76.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $546.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to view exchange and discuss issues of interest
Notes -

Travel Cost - $341.78
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $183.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $524.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Wealth Fund JFK School of Govt Harvard Univ
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - To attend the Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - New York LaGuardia - Ft Lauderdale, FL - New York LaGuardia

Travel Cost - $235.20
Lodging Cost - $1,356.00
Meal Cost - $466.20
Other Cost - $145.96
Total Cost - $2,203.36

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - To review operations of the sponsors and to discuss other financial services matters
Notes - NY (LaGuardia) - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $564.90
Lodging Cost - $458.15
Meal Cost - $171.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,194.95

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.