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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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POMBO, RICHARD, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $20,534.81

Average cost per trip - $2,566.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 298 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Dates - November 15, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Nelson, New Zealand

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Annette Pombo

Travel Cost - $9,715.20
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,120.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $124.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to gain knowledge in medical education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $145.00
Lodging Cost - $599.04
Meal Cost - $184.54
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $928.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Dates - May 16, 2002 - May 21, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Shimonoseki, Japan

Purpose - chair meeting of Sustainable Use Parliamentarians Union
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,741.00
Lodging Cost - $428.68
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,594.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, New York Stock Exchange
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - ring the opening bell at the stock exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $534.50
Lodging Cost - $371.28
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,055.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dearborn, MI

Purpose - attend Ford centennial celebration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $260.00
Lodging Cost - $193.86
Meal Cost - $238.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - CA Delegation Retreat
Notes - other: group activities

Travel Cost - $301.93
Lodging Cost - $199.98
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $880.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club Int'l
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV - Denver, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Denver - Reno - San Francisco 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.