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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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MORAN, JERRY, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $7,697.17

Average cost per trip - $699.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 462 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Notes -

Travel Cost - $497.00
Lodging Cost - $345.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Agricultural Retailers Association
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Education/legislative award recipient
Notes - other expenses for parking and tolls

Travel Cost - $403.12
Lodging Cost - $203.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $25.95
Total Cost - $732.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $862.12
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Council
Dates - September 22, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $593.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $968.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Mercantile Exchange
Dates - June 15, 2003 - June 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.00
Lodging Cost - $321.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $272.70
Lodging Cost - $134.10
Meal Cost - $11.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,257.75
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $181.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,440.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farmers Rice Cooperative
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver - Sacramento - Denver This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - December 12, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA - Denver, CO Any time not at sponsor's expense: One day This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hays Medical Center
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hays, KS - Vail, CO - Hays, KS This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - USA Rice Cooperative
Dates - November 22, 2004 - November 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge - Kansas City, MO This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

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.