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Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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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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MCKEON, HOWARD P, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $30,819.34

Average cost per trip - $3,081.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 38 days
Rank of representative - 214 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Boeing Company
Dates - April 16, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Huntington Beach, CA - Seal Beach, CA

Purpose - Tour and briefing on space and communication programs
Notes - Took wife Patricia McKeon

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $392.90
Meal Cost - $138.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $530.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Information Technology Industry Council
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Tour Hi-Tech Companies
Notes - Filed 05/16/2000 - no dates given for trip

Travel Cost - $419.00
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $814.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of Higher Education Loan Programs
Dates - June 4, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes - Location not given

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $155.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Proprietary Colleges
Dates - December 9, 2001 - December 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To visit local universities and colleges
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $912.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,212.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes - location not specified on disclosure

Travel Cost - $188.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $129.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $317.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Qatar

Purpose - Qatari-American Conference for Free Markets & Democracy, Doha Qatar
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $15,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges
Dates - August 23, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - guest speaker for the Council of Government Affairs
Notes - Spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost - $251.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $501.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 24, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - higher education issues
Notes - spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $243.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $393.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Community Colleges
Dates - April 20, 2002 - April 22, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - presented with an award for support of higher education
Notes - spouse Patricia McKeon accompanied. Spouse had lodging expenses but $0 travel expenses.

Travel Cost - $388.00
Lodging Cost - $446.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $834.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Atomics
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Milan, Italy - Venice, Italy

Purpose - fact finding mission to learn of common Italian/American defense interests
Notes - other expenses were misc. parking, taxi, etc.

Travel Cost - $6,700.00
Lodging Cost - $2,459.60
Meal Cost - $1,017.87
Other Cost - $83.67
Total Cost - $10,261.14

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.