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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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BROWNBACK, SAM, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $26,645.42

Average cost per trip - $1,665.34
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 245 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ave Marie
Dates - September 27, 2002 - September 28, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $105.84
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $155.84

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ave Marie
Dates - October 15, 2002 - October 15, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Milwaukee, WI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,094.15
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,144.15

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 6, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Keynote Speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $512.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $862.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Right to Life of Louisville, KY
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Louisville, KY

Purpose - Guest speaker at gala banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $969.50
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,094.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Participation in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $65.00
Lodging Cost - $268.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $498.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ave Maria School of Law
Dates - May 18, 2003 - May 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Ann Arbor, MI

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes - other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $7,192.73
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $170.00
Total Cost - $7,362.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Archdiocese of Denver
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Denver, CO

Purpose - Deliver first annual Robert Casey lecture on Faith & Public Life
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $300.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 4, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - Participation in conference
Notes - Filed in end of year financial disclosure so actual costs not listed. Costs are for lodging and food.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - ACLJ
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Topeka, KS - San Antonio, TX

Travel Cost - $10,074.80
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,074.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Regent Univ
Dates - March 12, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $933.71
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $933.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pro Life Defense Fund
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 16, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA - Manchester, MA

Purpose - Received an award
Notes - Boston and Manchester, Massachusetts

Travel Cost - $572.90
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $642.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Republican Party
Dates - May 3, 2005 - May 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Grand Rapids, MI - Grand Rapids, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - [Amended to change sponsor to Michigan Rep Party]

Travel Cost - $1,704.58
Lodging Cost - $596.55
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,301.13

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Midland Young Republicans
Dates - February 16, 2004 - February 16, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Midland, TX

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Kansas City, MO - Midland, TX This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Dates - February 29, 2004 - February 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Kansas City, MO - West Palm Beach, FL This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Empower America
Dates - May 17, 2004 - May 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Topeka, KS

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Share charter flight from Lawrence, KS to Washington, DC after speaking engagement in Topeka, KS May 17, 2004 This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Center for Moral Clarity
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $620.90
Lodging Cost - $654.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,275.66

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.