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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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TIAHRT, TODD W, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $72,011.41

Average cost per trip - $5,539.34
Total number of days spent traveling - 63 days
Rank of representative - 70 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat, educational
Notes - other costs were audiovisuals and incidentals

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $234.86
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $637.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 10, 2004 - January 17, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kauai, HI

Purpose - aviation industry conference
Notes - spouse Vicki Tiahart

Travel Cost - $9,706.00
Lodging Cost - $2,996.00
Meal Cost - $1,400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,102.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - W.O. Farber Center
Dates - February 16, 2004 - February 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Vermillion, SD - Wichita, KS

Purpose - to speak at the Farber Forum at the University of South Dakota
Notes -

Travel Cost - $819.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $844.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - took wife, Vicki Tiahrt

Travel Cost - $3,100.00
Lodging Cost - $1,225.00
Meal Cost - $1,050.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,375.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - May 19, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $367.06
Meal Cost - $210.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $577.18

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Bombardier Aerospace
Dates - August 14, 2000 - August 16, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montreal, Canada

Purpose - to see Bombardier's HQ and manufacturing industry
Notes - took wife, Vicki Tiahrt

Travel Cost - $5,678.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,678.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 7, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - HI

Purpose - Aviation Issues conference
Notes - Spouse Vicki Tiahrt accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,200.00
Lodging Cost - $975.00
Meal Cost - $850.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,025.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2001 bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - Spouse Vicki Tiahrt, and sons John and Luke accompanied. Meal costs included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,454.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - aviation issues conference
Notes - spouse Vicki Tiahrt accompanied.

Travel Cost - $13,717.84
Lodging Cost - $1,110.00
Meal Cost - $875.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,702.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for First Principles
Dates - August 13, 2003 - August 21, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic - Vienna, Austria - Budapest, Hungary

Purpose - to enhance relations between America and New Europe
Notes - with spouse Vicki

Travel Cost - $15,609.44
Lodging Cost - $1,566.00
Meal Cost - $644.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,819.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - 2003 Congressional Retreat
Notes - with spouse Vicki and children John and Luke - lodging cost includes meals

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,226.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,576.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative Members Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $425.26
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,149.21

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Congress Class Retreat
Notes - DCA - Scottsdale, AZ - Wichita, KS

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $567.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,071.00

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.