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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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STEARNS, CLIFFORD B, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $34,937.89

Average cost per trip - $2,911.49
Total number of days spent traveling - 50 days
Rank of representative - 186 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - February 18, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Cologne, Germany - Bonn, Germany - Liechtenstein

Purpose - US-German Roundtable/IMDI Congressional Visit to Liechtenstein
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,500.00
Lodging Cost - $940.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,940.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - To investigate regulatory issues pertaining to the wine industry, including shipment, international trade, the Market Access Program, and the Endangered Species Act.
Notes - Joan Stearns, spouse, accompanied. Other expense is Lake County Wine Alliance Charity Tickets for spouse and member

Travel Cost - $5,140.00
Lodging Cost - $1,004.64
Meal Cost - $705.90
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $7,000.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Participation in the Prayer, Politics & Reconciliation Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $499.50
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $777.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 20, 2003 - January 24, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Singapore

Purpose - IMDI Congressional Visits to Singapore Program
Notes - Lodging $300x4 nights-meals $100x5 meals

Travel Cost - $3,521.30
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,221.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Dates - January 14, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Fact-finding Visit
Notes - Other expenses are gratuities, museum tickets

Travel Cost - $2,350.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost - $420.00
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $3,790.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - October 24, 2004 - October 25, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Hollywood, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement at dinner
Notes - Orlando - Hollywood (Ft Lauderdale) - Orlando (all in Florida)

Travel Cost - $500.00
Lodging Cost - $221.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $846.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact-finding trip to learn more about current issues facing automobile industry
Notes - Phoenix, AZ - Detroit, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $845.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $265.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,770.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 6, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To participate in panel on high tech issues for the 109th Congress and to learn about other high tech matters
Notes - Member: Washington - Las Vegas - Phoenix Son: Orlando - Las Vegas - Orlando

Travel Cost - $856.62
Lodging Cost - $912.33
Meal Cost - $460.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,228.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Int'l Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 26, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Stuttgart, Germany

Purpose - Fact finding to learn about trade and international issues
Notes - Orlando - Washington - Paris - Stuttgart - Gainesville

Travel Cost - $3,980.60
Lodging Cost - $683.00
Meal Cost - $700.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,363.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening Inc
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Ocala - Sea Island, GA - Ocala 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) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Jacksonville - San Diego - DC (Congressman Stearns); Jacksonville - San Diego - Jacksonville (Son - Bundy) 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) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - February 15, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Ocala - Orlando - Ocala 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

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.