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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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    The troubled history of vocational education

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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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KING, STEVEN A, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $46,261.21

Average cost per trip - $5,782.65
Total number of days spent traveling - 34 days
Rank of representative - 136 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Australian Assn (AAA), Australian Govt
Dates - February 19, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (9 days)
Location(s) - Sydney, Australia

Purpose - Fact finding mission for agriculture and trade
Notes - 2/19 DC - Sydney, Australia 2/20 / Sydney, Australia 2/27 - DC 2/27 *Transportation expenses were the only expenses covered by AAA

Travel Cost - $25,852.70
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $25,852.70

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 5, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $226.80
Lodging Cost - $414.63
Meal Cost - $608.94
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $1,289.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Washington, DC - Cambridge, MD - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $127.50
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $534.36
Other Cost - $78.26
Total Cost - $1,040.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 23, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Des Moines - Tel Aviv - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $7,046.02
Lodging Cost - $1,292.00
Meal Cost - $931.50
Other Cost - $1,220.32
Total Cost - $10,489.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Assn
Dates - June 8, 2003 - June 9, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Educational, public policy
Notes - Des Moines - Chicago - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $3,164.09
Lodging Cost - $488.33
Meal Cost - $57.38
Other Cost - $309.33
Total Cost - $4,019.13

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Educational, public policy, 2003 Congressional Retreat
Notes - Washington, DC - White Sulphur Springs, WV - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,063.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Business Roundtable
Dates - May 1, 2003 - May 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting between Members of Congress and business community leaders on matters of public policy relating to business and the economy.
Notes - Washington, DC - New York City - Washington, DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $663.00
Lodging Cost - $707.88
Meal Cost - $215.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,585.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Eagle Forum
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 25, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - St Louis, MO

Purpose - Public policy forum
Notes - Washington, DC - St Louis, MO - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $578.40
Lodging Cost - $212.36
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $920.76

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.