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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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SOLIS, HILDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $18,468.54

Average cost per trip - $1,319.18
Total number of days spent traveling - 48 days
Rank of representative - 320 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Key note speaker at regional conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $414.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $434.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - meetings
Notes -

Travel Cost - $310.50
Lodging Cost - $85.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $395.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 11, 2001 - April 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Not specified

Travel Cost - $802.50
Lodging Cost - $362.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,214.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - U.S.-Mexico Cultural and Educational Foundation
Dates - February 18, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - location and purpose of this trip were not specified on the disclosure. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $738.69
Lodging Cost - $509.85
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,488.54

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Notes - other expenses include airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,523.00
Lodging Cost - $869.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,584.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 7, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - participated in conference
Notes - other expenses are for car service

Travel Cost - $195.00
Lodging Cost - $1,037.16
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $644.00
Total Cost - $1,976.16

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Salvadorean-American National Network, Inter-American Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 17, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - El Salvador - Nicaragua

Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Notes - other expenses are for "airport assistance"

Travel Cost - $847.00
Lodging Cost - $146.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost - $26.00
Total Cost - $1,039.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Latin America Working Group - Washington Office on Latin America
Dates - October 10, 2003 - October 13, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - El Paso, TX

Purpose - Fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $773.85
Lodging Cost - $294.53
Meal Cost - $212.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,280.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Hispanic Caucus
Dates - January 22, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Educational/Fact finding, Puerto Rico
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,020.00
Lodging Cost - $390.00
Meal Cost - $149.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,559.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - February 22, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cancun, Mexico

Purpose - Participate in conference on education reform
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Cancun, Mexico - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $1,216.90
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $810.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $4,076.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation
Dates - July 9, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Miami - Washington, DC Any time not at sponsor's expense: 2 Days 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 - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Drum Major Institute
Dates - June 25, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaker at Public Policy Series
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC Personal expenses: 6-25-05

Travel Cost - $283.90
Lodging Cost - $206.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $490.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Amnesty Int'l
Dates - July 2, 2005 - July 2, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - To speak regarding legislation introduced by her on Ciudad Juarez
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - San Diego - Los Angeles, CA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $470.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $470.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, Service Employee Int'l Union, America's Health Insurance Plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield Assn, Aetna, Well Point, United Health Group
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $722.66
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $223.70
Other Cost - $53.16
Total Cost - $1,458.82

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.