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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

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GALLEGLY, ELTON, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 3
Total cost of trips - $10,999.77

Average cost per trip - $3,666.59
Total number of days spent traveling - 16 days
Rank of representative - 417 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Assn Ribat al Fath
Dates - August 26, 2004 - August 31, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Casablanca, Morocco - Rabat, Morocco - Fez, Morocco - Marrakech, Morocco

Purpose - Fact-finding mission to learn about the process of political, economic and social reform in Morocco. Discussed US-Moroccan bi-lateral relations, including intelligence, counter-terrorism cooperation and regional security issues
Notes - Istanbul, Turkey - Casablanca - Rabat - Fez -Casablanca - Marrakech - Casablanca - Zurich, Switzerland

Travel Cost - $3,210.00
Lodging Cost - $1,235.00
Meal Cost - $1,250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,695.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - ITKIB Assn
Dates - August 20, 2004 - August 26, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Bodrum, Turkey

Purpose - Discuss US-Turkey trade and commercial relationship. Discuss joint US-Turkey counter-terrorism efforts. Discuss general issues related to US-Turkey bi-lateral relationship.
Notes - Zagreb, Croatia - Istanbul, Turkey - Bodrum, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey - Casablanca, Morocco

Travel Cost - $2,255.74
Lodging Cost - $737.66
Meal Cost - $674.16
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,667.56

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Republic of Croatia
Dates - August 18, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Split, Croatia - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Purpose - As member of the Europe Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee, this fact-finding trip afforded Rep. Gallegly with the opportunity to discuss and better understand the bi-lateral US-Croatia issues. Specifically, the trip provided the
Notes - Form For Disclosing Gifts From Foreign Governments Pursuant To 5 U.S.C. 7342 Transportation (van rental from Split to Dubrovnik; van rental from Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik Airport): $591.84

Travel Cost - $591.84
Lodging Cost - $832.37
Meal Cost - $213.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,637.21

Additional family members - Yes

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.