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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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WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL, Republican Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $33,632.38

Average cost per trip - $3,363.24
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 192 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Bates Investment Company
Dates - July 8, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Klamath Falls, OR - Mitchell, OR - The Dalles, OR

Purpose - Observe and discuss BLM access issues across privately owned lands
Notes -

Travel Cost - $416.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $428.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Educational; speaker on legislative update panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. Other costs for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $746.50
Lodging Cost - $681.26
Meal Cost - $10.44
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $1,498.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Erickson Air-Crane Inc.
Dates - April 13, 2002 - April 13, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - federal transportation issue discussion-educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $150.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $150.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain

Purpose - to participate in an educational conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $3,808.00
Lodging Cost - $1,320.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,328.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 8, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - participate in congressional panel
Notes - Spouse Mylene Walden accompanied. 04/04/02 to 04/07/02 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $3,041.64
Lodging Cost - $249.61
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,291.25

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - D.R. Johnson Lumber Co.
Dates - April 2, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Medford, OR

Purpose - discussion of federal forestry issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Japan Center for International Exchange
Dates - March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan

Purpose - educational: interparliamentary exchange
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden accompanied

Travel Cost - $11,080.04
Lodging Cost - $1,990.14
Meal Cost - $1,353.84
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $14,424.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - official speaking engagement and congressional panel participation at National Association of Broadcasters Convention
Notes - other covers taxi/shuttle from train station to airport

Travel Cost - $2,099.00
Lodging Cost - $318.72
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $2,537.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - April 16, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in congressional panel
Notes - spouse Mylene Walden - other costs were taxis - 04/16 through 04/18 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $1,343.44
Lodging Cost - $1,144.50
Meal Cost - $197.20
Other Cost - $17.00
Total Cost - $2,702.14

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Assn of Broadcasters
Dates - April 17, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - NAB conference; participate in Congressional panel
Notes - Reno, NV - Las Vegas, NV - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,075.60
Lodging Cost - $572.25
Meal Cost - $135.20
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $1,873.05

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.