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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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I-49 International Coalition - $6,824.37 spent on 6 trips
58.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
41.4% spent on Republican Party

ALEXANDER, RODNEY - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Texarkana, AR - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - To educate members of the public on the importance and status of work of the I-94 project and to increase the project's likelihood for funding in the upcoming federal highway program reauthorization legislation.
Total Cost - $1,776.69

BOOZMAN, JOHN N - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 23, 2003 (1 days)
Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR
Purpose - To tour the proposed route for the continuation of the Interstate 49
Total Cost - $192.50

JOHN, CHRIS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Traveled route of I-49
Total Cost - $1,245.44

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Texarkana, TX - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Shreveport, LA
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $853.19

ROSS, MICHAEL A - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - for member of congress and their staffs to view the I-49 route from Kansas City, MO to the Port of New Orleans and to create dialog and awareness through public meetings with Members of Congress and the I-49 International Coalition.
Total Cost - $1,261.11

SANDLIN, MAX - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Shreveport, LA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - congressional tour of I-49 route
Total Cost - $1,495.44

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.