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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?

Recent Posts

  • 09.17.14

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    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

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    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

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WEINER, ANTHONY D, Democratic Party
New York

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $26,891.01

Average cost per trip - $3,841.57
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 243 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - George Washington University US Japan Economic Agenda
Dates - January 7, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - attend 26th legislative exchange program meetings, discussions with Japanese legislators
Notes - Other expenses are for use of business center and phone calls

Travel Cost - $6,876.72
Lodging Cost - $560.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $105.25
Total Cost - $7,542.57

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - September 20, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement regarding pending legislation involving Israel - fact-finding discussion on the state of Israel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost - $524.00
Meal Cost - $190.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,714.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Dominican American National Roundtable
Dates - April 23, 2003 - April 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - fact-finding mission on trade
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,025.00
Lodging Cost - $601.97
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,626.97

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, Inc.
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 22, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other expenses for paid for land transportation bus)

Travel Cost - $2,986.90
Lodging Cost - $872.00
Meal Cost - $185.00
Other Cost - $467.00
Total Cost - $4,510.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union
Dates - April 25, 2003 - April 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - fact-finding mission on trade
Notes -

Travel Cost - $960.30
Lodging Cost - $401.97
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,362.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 5, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - Trade fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,278.42
Lodging Cost - $1,411.66
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,690.08

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Participation on a Congressional conference to discuss the legislative agenda for the upcoming Congress with a specific focus on key technology issues
Notes - New York - Las Vegas - New York

Travel Cost - $771.00
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $65.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,444.22

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.