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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.

Back to all reports

Securities Industry Association - $43,507.94 spent on 16 trips
42.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
57.4% spent on Republican Party

BAKER, RICHARD HUGH - Republican Party
April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (4 days)
Not specified
Purpose - To speak at SIA's legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,297.50

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 9, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meet with securities industries executives
Total Cost - $1,000.00

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
April 18, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - To address a securities conference.
Total Cost - $5,926.29

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
March 30, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - conference
Total Cost - $3,377.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
April 11, 2003 - April 14, 2003 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - to speak with government representatives at Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $7,494.45

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
March 31, 2000 - April 2, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement at Securities Industry Association Government Relations spring legislative meeting
Total Cost - $3,746.50

CARPER, THOMAS R - Democratic Party
March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Meeting with high level executives of financial services companies, arranged by SIA.
Total Cost - $412.36

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
June 23, 2004 - June 24, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA conference
Total Cost - $686.14

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Co-sponsor(s): Waddell & Reed
Purpose - Speaker at Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $1,962.83

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - November 30, 2004 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Keynote speaker at SIA Conference
Total Cost - $523.70

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Participated on a Congressional panel
Total Cost - $3,401.96

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
April 1, 2005 - April 5, 2005 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Conference brought together members of Congress. Congressional Staff, and Representatives of the Securities Industry to discuss legislative regulatory initiatives impacting industry
Total Cost - $4,549.30

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
April 28, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs
Purpose - Official fact finding and educational visit to meet with officials from the financial services industry
Total Cost - $2,533.55

KANJORSKI, PAUL E - Democratic Party
April 4, 2004 - April 4, 2004 (1 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Speak at SIA'S Government Relations Legislative Conference Dinner
Total Cost - $900.58

HART, MELISSA - Republican Party
November 3, 2004 - November 5, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Conference speaker as a member of the House Financial Services Committee for SIA annual conference
Total Cost - $2,247.27

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
September 12, 2005 - September 13, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To attend the Securities Industry Association's New York briefing
Total Cost - $448.51

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.