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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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TANCREDO, THOMAS GERARD, Republican Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $39,854.09

Average cost per trip - $4,981.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 163 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - April 12, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - United Arab Emirates - Qatar - Lebanon

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,480.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Fact-finding trip caucus on US-Turkish Relations
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse, accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,708.66
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $308.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,616.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 15, 2003 - April 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - Attend 20th Annual Congress Berndestag Seminar
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,815.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,065.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federation of American Immigration Reform
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ - Denver, CO

Purpose - to be a speaker at an event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.20
Lodging Cost - $95.25
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $819.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation fact finding visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Denver - Washington - Paris - Toulouse - Toulouse - Paris - Washington - Denver Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/21

Travel Cost - $10,880.80
Lodging Cost - $508.78
Meal Cost - $322.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,712.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jasper County Republican Central Committee
Dates - February 12, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - MO

Purpose - Keynote Speaker for Jasper County Lincoln Day Dinner
Notes - Denver - Missouri - Denver

Travel Cost - $560.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - LA - DC 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 - 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.