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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.
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    The troubled history of vocational education

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WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $21,562.58

Average cost per trip - $1,437.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 287 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina School of Law
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Washington, DC - Raleigh/Durham, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $592.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $117.39
Other Cost - $50.25
Total Cost - $1,409.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Minneapolis, MN - New Orleans, LA

Travel Cost - $1,333.50
Lodging Cost - $327.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,661.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mike Moskoff Madison Community Health Center
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Madison, WI - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $1,296.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,461.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - one-way flight. Washington, DC - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $331.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - September 29, 2000 - September 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other expenses were for a cab.

Travel Cost - $2,180.00
Lodging Cost - $434.89
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $69.00
Total Cost - $2,683.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Salt Lake City, UT - Minneapolis, MN

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,402.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Columbia University
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,672.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,672.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Cause
Dates - July 31, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Shadow convention 2000
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,111.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,111.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Steelworkers of America
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,153.00
Lodging Cost - $152.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,305.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,532.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,787.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dates - May 1, 2001 - May 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $945.55
Lodging Cost - $279.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Jewish Democratic Council
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,579.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,579.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 16, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,373.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,373.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 25, 2001 - July 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $817.78
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $986.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Citizen Action, Illinois, 28 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 605, Chicago Il 60604
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $574.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.25

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.