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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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ROHRABACHER, DANA, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $145,463.55

Average cost per trip - $11,189.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 97 days
Rank of representative - 17 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Government of Qatar, Islamic Institute of America
Dates - April 13, 2000 - April 17, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Qatar

Purpose - Fact-finding - oil crisis
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher - other expenses for local travel

Travel Cost - $8,909.32
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $10,109.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Foreign Policy Council
Dates - November 24, 2001 - November 27, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Bonn, Germany

Purpose - UN peace talks on Afghanistan
Notes - spouse, Rhonda

Travel Cost - $1,043.58
Lodging Cost - $482.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,825.58

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Council for National Democracy
Dates - October 13, 2001 - October 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - speech to convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $193.00
Lodging Cost - $282.10
Meal Cost - $77.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $553.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Taiwan Assoc. for Industry and Commerce, Phillipines United Against Crime, Kuwait FDTN
Dates - February 16, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (11 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan - Philippines - Kuwait

Purpose - research
Notes - spouse, Rhonda

Travel Cost - $11,959.54
Lodging Cost - $2,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,109.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Qatar

Purpose - second annual Qatari-American conference on free markets and democracy
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher - March 22-24 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $18,000.00
Lodging Cost - $510.00
Meal Cost - $360.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,870.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Bigelow Aerospace Corp.
Dates - July 1, 2002 - July 2, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - aerospace research & tour
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $685.00
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $970.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia
Dates - January 11, 2002 - January 16, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia

Purpose - efforts on terrorism/trade
Notes - spouse Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $16,000.00
Lodging Cost - $4,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $21,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2003 - April 22, 2003 (12 days)
Location(s) - Doha, Qatar - Vienna, Austria

Purpose - Attend conference with Codel
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $18,597.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,797.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Freedom Alliance
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Puerto Rico

Purpose - speaker at conference
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost. Other cost is ticket change fee

Travel Cost - $1,892.30
Lodging Cost - $1,582.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,574.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Taipei, Taiwan

Purpose - economic conference/ research
Notes - spouse, Rhonda Rohrabacher

Travel Cost - $8,437.78
Lodging Cost - $1,515.84
Meal Cost - $220.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,173.62

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation Fact Finding Visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Los Angeles - Paris - Toulouse - Biarritz - Paris - Los Angeles Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/25

Travel Cost - $9,606.00
Lodging Cost - $1,076.98
Meal Cost - $307.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,990.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Institute
Dates - March 21, 2005 - April 1, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Berlin, Germany - Qatar - Riga, Latvia

Purpose - Berlin Conference & Qatar Conference "Free Market & Democracy in the Islamic World"
Notes - LAX - Berlin - Riga - Berlin - Qatar - Berlin - LAX Personal Expense: 3/26 - 3/27 Including spouse (Berlin portion was Codel)

Travel Cost - $18,929.68
Lodging Cost - $839.46
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,969.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Albanian American Foundation
Dates - August 20, 2005 - August 30, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Albania - Montenegro - Kosova

Purpose - Visits and briefings in Albania, Montenegro & Kosova
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Vienna - Albania - Berlin - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse Personal expense: 8/20 - 8/21 - 8/29 - 8/30

Travel Cost - $9,600.00
Lodging Cost - $1,132.16
Meal Cost - $567.76
Other Cost - $221.82
Total Cost - $11,521.74

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.