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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?

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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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SANTORUM, RICHARD J, Republican Party
Pennsylvania

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $7,169.10

Average cost per trip - $1,024.16
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 468 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - J.G. Holdings, Inc.
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Harrisburg, PA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Harrisburg, PA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $380.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $380.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Montel Williams Show
Dates - October 18, 2000 - October 18, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - tv appearance
Notes - New York - Washington

Travel Cost - $217.60
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - legatus
Dates - February 9, 2001 - February 10, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington - Naples, FL - Washington

Travel Cost - $1,000.00
Lodging Cost - $425.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,625.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Catholic Mens Fellowship of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.
Dates - March 9, 2002 - March 9, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cincinnati, OH

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $972.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $987.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pontifical University of the Holy Cross Foundation
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,000.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc.
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - Senate Leadership Meeting
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $634.00
Meal Cost - $549.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,183.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - Meeting of House and Senate Leadership
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $776.00

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.