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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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HUTCHINSON, TIM, Republican Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $11,562.90

Average cost per trip - $1,651.84
Total number of days spent traveling - 12 days
Rank of representative - 407 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of the U.S. Army
Dates - February 16, 2000 - February 17, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - meet with army leadership to discuss army "transformation" and deliver keynote address at the AUSA winter symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $220.00
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ABC News
Dates - March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - interview with ABC News
Notes -

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Russellville, AR

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,050.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Children First America
Dates - August 3, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Speaker at Children First America vision retreat on education issues and policy.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $850.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Panda Energy
Dates - August 20, 2001 - August 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Purpose - speech on national energy policy
Notes - good faith estimate. Coeur d'Alene, ID - El Dorado, AK

Travel Cost - $1,400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Dates - March 8, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Attend, speak and participate in the annual conference of the association.
Notes - Actual reimbursement

Travel Cost - $2,827.50
Lodging Cost - $1,353.39
Meal Cost - $546.01
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,726.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - November 30, -1 - November 30, -1
Location(s) - Eureka Springs, AR

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Sponsor not disclosed. Indicates amounts are estimates.Little Rock, AR - Eureka Springs, AR. No dates listed.

Travel Cost - $761.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $761.00

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.