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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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COCHRAN, THAD, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $16,765.70

Average cost per trip - $1,197.55
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 339 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - February 17, 2000 - February 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Disclosure file 6/5/01. Actual Reimbursement

Travel Cost - $197.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 20, 2000 - August 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Prague, Czech Republic

Purpose - Congressional conference on US Russia relations
Notes - Disclosure file 6/5/01.

Travel Cost - $1,698.70
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,123.70

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American College of Dentists
Dates - October 13, 2000 - October 13, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, Il

Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Notes - Disclosure filed 6/5/01.

Travel Cost - $1,918.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,918.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Crop Protection Association
Dates - September 23, 2001 - September 24, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $1,583.34
Lodging Cost - $715.18
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,298.52

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cahners
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $197.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - annual meeting of the Profile in Courage Award Committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $470.01
Lodging Cost - $394.71
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $864.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mississippi Poultry Association
Dates - September 21, 2001 - September 22, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Gulfport, MS

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual meeting of the Mississippi Poultry Association
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,329.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation, British Petroleum, Business-Government Relations Council
Dates - October 19, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To address Business-Government Relations Council annual meeting
Notes - CSX Corp. paid for flight from DC to WV; British Petroleum paid for flight from WV to DC; Business-Government Relations Council paid for lodging

Travel Cost - $378.00
Lodging Cost - $596.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $974.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southern Crop Production Association
Dates - October 21, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To address Southern Crop Production Association
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $198.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $198.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - May 5, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Attend awards ceremony
Notes - [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $563.00
Lodging Cost - $489.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,052.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - attend award committee meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $337.50
Lodging Cost - $325.00
Meal Cost - $73.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $736.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 9, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Organization meeting
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $371.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $371.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 7, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Organization meeting
Notes - actual reimbursement was $881.70; the remaining expenses are good faith estimate"

Travel Cost - $1,276.20
Lodging Cost - $381.30
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,657.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Wine Institute
Dates - July 9, 2005 - July 11, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sonoma, CA

Purpose - To conduct a fact-finding program on issues of importance to the wine industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,418.50
Lodging Cost - $275.00
Meal Cost - $155.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,848.92

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.