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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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HARKIN, THOMAS RICHARD, Democratic Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $15,599.26

Average cost per trip - $3,119.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 13 days
Rank of representative - 356 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Longshoremen's Association
Dates - July 18, 2000 - July 19, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - address convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,007.75
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,007.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Corn Growers Association
Dates - February 26, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - attend conferences and receive award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,114.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $2,139.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 21, 2003 - April 24, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,444.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $342.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,386.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA)
Dates - December 2, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Wellington, New Zealand

Purpose - Speaking engagement at the Parliamentarians for Global Action 26th Annual Forum. Senator Harkin is a member of PGA's International Council
Notes - Senator Harkin personally paid for his stay in New Zealand from December 7-12, 2004. The Parliamentarians for Global Action paid for the roundtrip ticket which did not result in an incremental increase in expense for the roundtrip ticket due to the depart

Travel Cost - $8,855.00
Lodging Cost - $252.51
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,217.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Food Prize
Dates - March 14, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Des Moines, IA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $849.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $849.00

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.