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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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LOTT, TRENT, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $36,944.32

Average cost per trip - $3,078.69
Total number of days spent traveling - 40 days
Rank of representative - 175 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Rebel Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, Atlanta, GA
Dates - February 4, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Telluride, CO

Purpose - address winter meeting
Notes - Wife accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,650.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - to address CSX's annual meeting
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Room rate includes meals

Travel Cost - $2,052.00
Lodging Cost - $608.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,660.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American College of Trial Lawyers, Irvine CA
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - To address spring conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,892.50
Lodging Cost - $1,758.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,651.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To address CSX's annual meeting
Notes - room rate includes 2 meals a day

Travel Cost - $2,000.00
Lodging Cost - $647.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,647.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ventura, FL

Purpose - Legislative speaking engagement to Railroad Industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $32.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Defense Research Institute
Dates - June 6, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - To address regional meeting
Notes - [Sandestin Resport]

Travel Cost - $953.00
Lodging Cost - $468.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,531.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Congressional/Industry workshop
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,370.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pascagoula, MS

Purpose -
Notes - left purpose blank

Travel Cost - $602.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $602.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AAE/ACI-NA
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - To address conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,616.74
Lodging Cost - $912.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,028.74

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $549.20
Lodging Cost - $1,383.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,442.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Address Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $515.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,069.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Popular Culture
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $904.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,632.20

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.