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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?

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    The troubled history of vocational education

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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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SUNUNU, JOHN E, Republican Party
New Hampshire

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $13,036.93

Average cost per trip - $2,172.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 391 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - February 25, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - La Quinta, CA

Purpose - to speak at USTA Telco Leadership Roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $340.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $340.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 7, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - London, England - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - to speak at the Qatari-American Conference for Free Markets and Democracy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speak at congressional panel at 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show
Notes - Association is at 2500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201

Travel Cost - $774.50
Lodging Cost - $304.11
Meal Cost - $230.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,308.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Inudstry Association
Dates - June 23, 2004 - June 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA conference
Notes - Association is at 1425 K St, NW, Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $402.34
Lodging Cost - $250.84
Meal Cost - $32.96
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $686.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Assn
Dates - November 30, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $523.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $523.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker for Restoration Weekend 2004
Notes -

Travel Cost - $534.62
Lodging Cost - $602.80
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $40.16
Total Cost - $1,177.58

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.