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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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PETERSON, COLLIN CLARK, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 23
Total cost of trips - $40,801.61

Average cost per trip - $1,773.98
Total number of days spent traveling - 75 days
Rank of representative - 160 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Dates - May 27, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa - George, South Africa

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,708.20
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,428.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dee Dot Timberlands
Dates - November 17, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose -
Notes - No purpose listed

Travel Cost - $1,356.00
Lodging Cost - $59.00
Meal Cost - $64.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,479.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Buckmasters, Ltd.
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 30, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $172.97
Lodging Cost - $398.78
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $77.00
Total Cost - $648.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Speaker - CRP and Conservation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $397.50
Lodging Cost - $464.35
Meal Cost - $118.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $980.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montana Woolgrowers Association
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 1, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Billings, MT

Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,233.75
Lodging Cost - $61.28
Meal Cost - $12.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,307.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Wild Turkey Federation
Dates - February 15, 2001 - February 18, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participate in issues conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $516.25
Lodging Cost - $242.99
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $809.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - fact finding - speech
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $585.33
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $83.00
Total Cost - $918.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nebraska Community Foundation, Rain Water Basin Joint Venture
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kearney, NE

Purpose - fact finding - panel discussion
Notes -

Travel Cost - $746.30
Lodging Cost - $52.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Nebraska Community Foundation
Dates - January 5, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Kearney, NE

Purpose - fact finding - meeting with local and state officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $746.30
Lodging Cost - $122.32
Meal Cost - $26.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $894.62

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of Musicians
Dates - June 23, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose -
Notes - Not specified

Travel Cost - $732.25
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $87.38
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $919.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $586.50
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $892.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meetings - food safe, bio-terrorism, food quality protection act
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,220.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 25, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.50
Lodging Cost - $618.03
Meal Cost - $406.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,614.53

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization
Dates - January 25, 2002 - January 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - panel participant
Notes - Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $734.50
Lodging Cost - $427.15
Meal Cost - $38.00
Other Cost - $105.41
Total Cost - $1,305.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Pollack, MS

Purpose - informative/agricultural education/CRP update
Notes - child, Jason Peterson, other-guides, licensing

Travel Cost - $3,812.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost - $1,930.00
Total Cost - $6,008.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - educational trip
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,100.72
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,471.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Roundtable regarding country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America, Advance America
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 11, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on Deferred Deposit Industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,459.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,584.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Sugarbeet Growers Association
Dates - February 1, 2004 - February 2, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Gulfport, FL

Purpose - speech-meet with board-growers
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.00
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,489.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dairy Farmers of America
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - MN

Purpose - Informative/agriculture/CRP update
Notes - Detroit Lakes - Herreid - Pollack - Detroit Lakes, MN (personal transportation)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $28.00
Other Cost - $646.00
Total Cost - $724.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Schwan Food Co
Dates - September 17, 2004 - September 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Grand Forks, ND

Purpose - Speaker - Schwan University - Business executives
Notes - Detroit Lakes, MN - Marshall, MN - Grand Forks, ND

Travel Cost - $2,024.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,036.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Frozen Food Institute
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Purpose - Speech - Board of Directors - AFFI mid year Board meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Montego Bay - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,181.49
Lodging Cost - $886.13
Meal Cost - $97.20
Other Cost - $133.43
Total Cost - $2,298.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - September 18, 2005 - September 19, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Fact finding
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $583.91
Lodging Cost - $210.95
Meal Cost - $105.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $899.86

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.