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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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PICKERING, CHARLES W JR, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $15,888.86

Average cost per trip - $934.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 351 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 28, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 convention
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $195.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AT&T
Dates - December 3, 2001 - December 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Bedminster, NJ

Purpose - Site visit to AT&T Global Network Operations Center
Notes -

Travel Cost - $227.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $277.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - May 4, 2001 - May 6, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Hot Springs, VA

Purpose - Speech and participate in panel discussions on wireless industry
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Leisha Pickering

Travel Cost - $100.00
Lodging Cost - $268.70
Meal Cost - $406.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $774.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - February 24, 2001 - February 24, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Meridian, MS

Purpose - Attend event at Lockheed-Martin plant in Meridian
Notes -

Travel Cost - $612.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $612.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - June 2, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speech on energy policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,242.00
Lodging Cost - $173.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,415.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - February 27, 2001 - February 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - CTIA Wireless 2000 Convention
Notes - orig had total in other so we moved

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $230.00
Meal Cost - $195.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bancorp South
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Point Clear, AL

Purpose - Speech to Bancorp South Director's Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,099.00
Lodging Cost - $130.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,229.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Leisha Pickering

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association
Dates - March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - 2002 wireless convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $594.00
Lodging Cost - $290.09
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $934.09

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

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Leisha, Will, Ross, Jack, Asher, and Harper Pickering accompanied (spouse and children). Meals included in lodging cost.

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Eurocopter
Dates - August 7, 2003 - August 7, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, MS

Purpose - The groundbreaking ceremony for a new American Eurocopter Facility
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - July 8, 2003 - July 8, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Meridian, MS

Purpose - A workplace shooting occurred at the Lockheed martin facility in Lauderdale County. I traveled to visit the plant, law enforcement and the victims in the hospital to assist in a very tragic situation
Notes -

Travel Cost - $515.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $515.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bell South
Dates - April 14, 2005 - April 15, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Tour Bell South facilities and see their IP Video Services
Notes - Atlanta, GA - Jackson, MS

Travel Cost - $509.20
Lodging Cost - $155.25
Meal Cost - $191.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $855.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aurora Flight Sciences
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Starkville, MS

Purpose - Inaugural delivery of 1st Order of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to be built at new plant in MS
Notes - Washington, DC - Starkville, MS

Travel Cost - $616.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $616.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Telecommunications Industry Assn (TIA)
Dates - August 8, 2005 - August 9, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Speak to their board meeting
Notes - New Orleans, LA - Vail, CO - Jackson, MS

Travel Cost - $806.81
Lodging Cost - $191.84
Meal Cost - $74.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,072.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ergon
Dates - September 7, 2005 - September 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - I flew by private plane with constituents who had meetings in DC to enable me to spend more time in my district which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina the week before. The purpose of my travel to and from DC was official session and votes.
Notes - Jackson, MS Washington, DC - Jackson, MS

Travel Cost - $1,158.51
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,158.51

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.