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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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WU, DAVID MR., Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $24,455.63

Average cost per trip - $2,717.29
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 265 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Chinese Schools, National Association of Chinese Language Schools
Dates - May 26, 2000 - May 28, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to group's annual conference
Notes - spouse, Michelle

Travel Cost - $427.00
Lodging Cost - $178.00
Meal Cost - $182.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $787.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce, H & Q Asia Pacific
Dates - April 13, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Taipei, Taiwan - Hong Kong

Purpose - fact finding and educational visit
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $4,346.00
Lodging Cost - $1,566.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,362.00

Additional family members - No


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 Michelle Wu accompanied. Meal costs are included in lodging.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

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 - congressional retreat 2003
Notes - with spouse Michelle Wu - meal expenses included in lodging

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,035.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Global Alliance for Democracy and Peace
Dates - November 1, 2003 - November 1, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - GADP National Conference speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,843.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,863.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Notes - trip extended one day at personal expense - with spouse Michelle Wu

Travel Cost - $493.04
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $849.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,892.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 15, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - attend Harvard health care policy conference
Notes - Spouse Michelle Wu - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $1,136.40
Lodging Cost - $1,696.00
Meal Cost - $950.00
Other Cost - $56.00
Total Cost - $3,838.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Attend Harvard health care policy conference
Notes - Spouse Michelle Wu accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $764.00
Lodging Cost - $1,310.00
Meal Cost - $1,162.00
Other Cost - $45.00
Total Cost - $3,281.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Commonwealth Fund JFK School of Govt
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 17, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Harvard Healthcare Policy Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Ft Lauderdale - DC

Travel Cost - $1,349.17
Lodging Cost - $1,527.46
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $3,844.03

Additional family members - Yes

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.