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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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SANCHEZ, LINDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $54,623.90

Average cost per trip - $3,901.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 114 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Dallas Chapter
Dates - July 13, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - keynote breakfast speaker
Notes - other-taxi transportation

Travel Cost - $1,853.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $116.00
Total Cost - $2,114.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Israel - Chicago, IL

Purpose - education mission
Notes - other-security

Travel Cost - $3,911.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,809.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music
Dates - October 4, 2003 - October 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.26
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $191.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,583.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Planned Parenthood
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,223.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,543.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $559.70
Lodging Cost - $151.30
Meal Cost - $26.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $737.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - California Delegation Retreat 2003
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - other for "group activities"

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $716.86
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,246.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - congressional delegation to India - fact finding trip
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - lodging covers meals

Travel Cost - $17,338.94
Lodging Cost - $1,461.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,800.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - education
Notes - with spouse Mark - other for fee for educational license

Travel Cost - $3,500.00
Lodging Cost - $3,000.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Salvador, El Salvador

Purpose - To monitor the status of the Soto murder investigation
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Atlanta, GA - San Salvador, El Salvador - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $768.60
Lodging Cost - $260.60
Meal Cost - $30.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - Participation in the third annual United States - Mexico Futures Forum
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Houston, TX - Morelia, Mexico - Houston, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $835.85
Lodging Cost - $662.80
Meal Cost - $134.69
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,633.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Women Lawyers
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $617.10
Lodging Cost - $468.84
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,185.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Survey Singapore's international disaster-relief efforts to tsunami-hit countries, port security, and survey tsunami devastation and relief efforts in Sri Lanka
Notes - New York, NY - Newark, NJ - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Singapore - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $6,851.60
Lodging Cost - $843.16
Meal Cost - $277.23
Other Cost - $706.07
Total Cost - $8,678.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, United, Wellpoint, BCBS
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $782.34
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $265.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Justice
Dates - August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participant in an American Bar Association Convention panel
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $925.39
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.39

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.