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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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    A 21st-century vocational high school

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    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

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    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.

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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WYDEN, RONALD LEE, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $21,890.58

Average cost per trip - $1,824.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 284 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Radio and Television Society Foundation
Dates - April 30, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech to Internet Issues 2000 forum
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $266.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $266.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assisted Living Federation
Dates - September 9, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - speech to assisted living federation of America fall conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,233.00
Lodging Cost - $404.60
Meal Cost - $63.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,700.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech to NAB congressional breakfast
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,567.27
Lodging Cost - $1,254.50
Meal Cost - $41.08
Other Cost - $70.78
Total Cost - $3,933.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 28, 2000 - November 28, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speech to American Israel public affairs committee Atlanta chapter annual dinner
Notes - Portland, OR - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,641.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,641.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 12, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speeches to American Israel public affairs committee; Los Angeles and San Diego chapters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,596.05
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $49.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,645.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Crest Securities
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Participate in Pacific Crest Securities annual electronic technology conference
Notes - Adam Wyden

Travel Cost - $1,351.00
Lodging Cost - $1,347.95
Meal Cost - $52.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,751.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in National Chamber Foundation Consumer Privacy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $595.34
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $595.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - August 8, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speech to UJC young leadership cabinet retreat
Notes - Eugene, OR - Phoenix, AZ - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $717.00
Lodging Cost - $140.50
Meal Cost - $11.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $868.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to United Jewish Committee Annual Conference roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $128.45
Lodging Cost - $212.00
Meal Cost - $77.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Communities
Dates - July 25, 2003 - July 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speech to United Jewish Communities Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.00
Lodging Cost - $114.28
Meal Cost - $47.05
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $596.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tel Aviv University American Council
Dates - December 25, 2003 - December 30, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding mission ot Israel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,933.00
Lodging Cost - $865.00
Meal Cost - $325.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,123.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Stanford, CA

Purpose - Speech to SIEPR 2004 Economic Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,229.10
Lodging Cost - $121.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.70

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.