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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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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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Japan Center for International Exchange - $89,075.28 spent on 7 trips
83.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
16.2% spent on Republican Party

BAIRD, BRIAN - Democratic Party
December 13, 2003 - December 20, 2003 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan
Purpose - International Exchange with Japanese Political, business, and social leaders
Total Cost - $16,936.96

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - participation in Japan-U.S. dialog on information technology policy
Total Cost - $14,619.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
November 16, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speech to forum on conservational (sp?) energy legislation
Total Cost - $1,037.00

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $17,764.83

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan
Purpose - educational: interparliamentary exchange
Total Cost - $14,424.02

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Osaka, Japan
Co-sponsor(s): U.S. Parialmentary Exchange Program
Purpose - to create a constructive dialogue on issues of importance to the US and Japan
Total Cost - $14,240.85

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan
Purpose - to participate in the U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange program
Total Cost - $10,052.62

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.