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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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OBEY, DAVID R, Democratic Party
Wisconsin

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $73,299.01

Average cost per trip - $5,638.39
Total number of days spent traveling - 70 days
Rank of representative - 66 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US policy toward Cuba
Notes - Spouse Joan T. Obey accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,708.60
Lodging Cost - $2,240.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,568.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - Spouse Joan T. Obey accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,216.00
Lodging Cost - $1,290.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,676.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - Spouse Joan T. Obey accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,395.60
Lodging Cost - $1,924.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,599.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Spouse Joan T. Obey accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,464.04
Lodging Cost - $1,288.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,952.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - Participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. national security and the global environment
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joan T. Obey

Travel Cost - $5,185.60
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $2,560.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,745.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 12, 2001 - January 17, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - Participate in a conference on U.S. policy toward Cuba
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joan T. Obey

Travel Cost - $1,782.60
Lodging Cost - $2,355.00
Meal Cost - $1,320.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,457.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - St. Petersburg, FL

Purpose - Participate in a conference on education
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Joan T. Obey

Travel Cost - $1,797.00
Lodging Cost - $963.00
Meal Cost - $1,170.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,930.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in conference on Islam
Notes - accompanied by spouse Joan T. Obey

Travel Cost - $3,641.27
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,766.27

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ - Tucson, AZ - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - participate in education conference
Notes - accompanied by spouse Joan T. Obey, lodging and meals expenses combined, spouse accompanied through 18th

Travel Cost - $2,956.90
Lodging Cost - $1,710.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,666.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 19, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - to participate in a conference on education reform
Notes - spouse, Joan T. Obey

Travel Cost - $1,759.40
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $1,620.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,499.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust, Hewlett Foundation
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Great Exuma Island, Bahamas

Purpose - to participate in conference on U.S. relations with South America and Brazil
Notes - spouse Joan T. Obey other: ground transportation

Travel Cost - $2,606.00
Lodging Cost - $2,750.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $6,976.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Dick Gephardt Legacy Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 9, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Louis, MO

Purpose - Tribute event for Congressman Dick Gephardt
Notes - Washington DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $500.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 21, 2004 - August 26, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy - Paris, France

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - Washington, DC - Venice, Italy - Paris, France

Travel Cost - $3,557.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,704.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,961.00

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.