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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

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LEAHY, PATRICK, Democratic Party
Vermont

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $31,313.08

Average cost per trip - $3,914.14
Total number of days spent traveling - 25 days
Rank of representative - 208 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - speech to the association
Notes - wife accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,093.00
Lodging Cost - $696.20
Meal Cost - $196.95
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,021.15

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Dates - June 3, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlantic City, NJ

Purpose - remarks at MCLEF annual banquette
Notes - Marcelle Leahy accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $475.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation
Dates - April 6, 2001 - April 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - remarks at Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation banquet
Notes - Marcelle Leahy

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $225.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $295.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Simons Foundation
Dates - November 30, 2001 - December 4, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Remarks and acceptance of The Simons Foundation award for peace and disarmament.
Notes - Marcelle Leahy

Travel Cost - $5,325.00
Lodging Cost - $197.73
Meal Cost - $72.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,595.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 8, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Panel discussion hosted by the consumer electronic association at the consumer electronic show.
Notes - Marcell Leahy accompanied the Senator on this trip

Travel Cost - $2,022.00
Lodging Cost - $735.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,857.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Allen & Company
Dates - July 12, 2002 - July 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sun Valley, ID

Purpose - Discussion in the panel session on HIV/AIDS at the Allen & Company Annual Conference
Notes - Marcell Leahy accompanied the Senator on this trip

Travel Cost - $1,413.00
Lodging Cost - $1,009.00
Meal Cost - $395.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,817.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - McConnell Center for Political Leadership
Dates - March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Remarks to the "McConnell Scholars" as well as the general Louisville University community
Notes - Marcella Leahy accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,425.00
Lodging Cost - $135.60
Meal Cost - $189.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,749.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic & Intl Studies (CSIS)
Dates - November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose - US Participant in CSIS's high level dialogue entitled "The Future of the US-French Security Relationship" Marcelle accompanied the Senator on this trip.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $13,782.00
Lodging Cost - $821.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,503.00

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.