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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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MCGOVERN, JAMES P, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $23,765.48

Average cost per trip - $2,160.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 54 days
Rank of representative - 268 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - April 15, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - Fact-finding. To facilitate education and cultural exchanges between Massachusetts universities and Cuban counterparts
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,120.00
Lodging Cost - $575.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost - $190.00
Total Cost - $2,150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - fact finding delegation
Notes - other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $1,015.60
Lodging Cost - $773.26
Meal Cost - $76.94
Other Cost - $64.96
Total Cost - $1,930.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 20, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - Fact-finding delegation
Notes - Other costs are for briefing materials and delegation set-up

Travel Cost - $2,071.00
Lodging Cost - $322.48
Meal Cost - $193.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,656.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - February 17, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Colombia

Purpose - fact-finding delegation to Colombia
Notes - other costs were briefing materials, cell phone, international phone fax

Travel Cost - $1,734.22
Lodging Cost - $259.75
Meal Cost - $76.91
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $2,145.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Inter-American Conference on Pharmacy
Notes - Boston - Havana - DC

Travel Cost - $718.50
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,468.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat
Notes - DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - To evaluate US relations with the European Union and France, and to discuss trade, security and economic issues
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris, France - Washington, DC Personal Expense: 2/19 to 2/20 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,322.26
Lodging Cost - $502.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,524.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Int'l Policy
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Speaker at conference on the future of US-Cuba policy
Notes - DC - Santa Barbara - DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Bethesda, MD

Purpose - To gain greater understanding on the role religious faith plays in the political process
Notes - DC - Bethesda - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $537.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $537.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional retreat
Notes - DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Social Science Research Council
Dates - November 7, 2002 - November 12, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - To support efforts to preserve Earnest Hemingway's legacy including preservation of works of literary significance
Notes - Boston - Havana - Boston Including spouse

Travel Cost - $2,200.00
Lodging Cost - $1,250.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $800.00
Total Cost - $4,850.00

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.