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Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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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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SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $10,290.54

Average cost per trip - $791.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 427 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Niagara Falls, NY

Purpose - 17th annual congress - Bundetag Seminar
Notes - travelled with husband, Robert Slaughter

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $318.00
Meal Cost - $386.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $704.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Citizen
Dates - June 5, 2000 - June 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - fact-finding trip on international prescription drug cost differential
Notes -

Travel Cost - $120.00
Lodging Cost - $45.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $165.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Virginia
Dates - March 30, 2001 - March 31, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Charlottesville, VA

Purpose - Discuss member's legislation regarding genetic non-discrimination
Notes - Spouse Robert Slaughter accompanied.

Travel Cost - $35.15
Lodging Cost - $86.51
Meal Cost - $21.66
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $143.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - University of Kentucky
Dates - May 5, 2001 - May 7, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, KY

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes - other costs are for computer time at Kinko's editing and copying speech

Travel Cost - $788.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $60.58
Total Cost - $848.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - University of Kentucky
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Lexington, KY

Purpose - Deliver speech on the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center Community-Based faculty initiative.
Notes - Spouse Robert Slaughter accompanied.

Travel Cost - $770.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $53.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $823.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Myra Tobin, Kentuckians for New York
Dates - October 29, 2001 - October 30, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech - update on action in congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $32.00
Lodging Cost - $274.83
Meal Cost - $82.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $388.83

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
Dates - July 28, 2001 - July 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech on the arts and accept award.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $336.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $336.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Genomic Research, AAAS
Dates - February 17, 2001 - February 18, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech about genetic non-discrimination
Notes -

Travel Cost - $493.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $46.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $789.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York State United Teachers
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Albany, NY

Purpose - speak at 5th annual NYSUT health and safety conference
Notes - one-way flight then drove back with staff member Lisa LaTravato (who listed $179.21 for transportation expense)

Travel Cost - $208.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $238.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of Medical Colleges
Dates - January 16, 2002 - January 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Savannah, GA

Purpose - speak at 13th annual development conference for health professions, financial aid officers, about credit card legislation.
Notes - other expenses include $25 cancellation fee for spouse's airline ticket (he did not attend)

Travel Cost - $749.50
Lodging Cost - $177.00
Meal Cost - $44.50
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $996.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - Speaker at a conference
Notes - Rochester, NY - Atlantic City, NJ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $155.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Free Press Media Conference
Dates - May 26, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Plenary session
Notes - Rochester, NY - New Orleans, LA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $497.81
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,497.81

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroad's Legislative Conference
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking on panel
Notes - Rochester, NY - Palm Beach, FL Including spouse

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $1,030.00
Other Cost - $171.00
Total Cost - $3,205.00

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.