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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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  • 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.

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

Republican Main Street Partnership - $36,218.84 spent on 21 trips
0.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
100.0% spent on Republican Party

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
CA
Purpose - To gather high-tech information
Total Cost - $1,187.20

BASS, CHARLES F - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - meetings and fact finding
Total Cost - $1,924.00

BIGGERT, JUDY - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Fundraising for the GOP Main Street Partnership
Total Cost - $1,890.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Fundraising for Republican
Total Cost - $1,186.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Informational
Total Cost - $2,304.49

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - policy discussion
Total Cost - $1,956.32

EHLERS, VERNON J - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (4 days)
CA
Purpose - Meeting with technology companies.
Total Cost - $789.92

GILLMOR, PAUL E - Republican Party
April 23, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Visit high-tech companies and facilities.
Total Cost - $1,937.40

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
April 24, 2000 - April 28, 2000 (5 days)
Elmira, NY
Purpose - meet w/ corporate officials to discuss legislative issues of mutual interest
Total Cost - $1,803.44

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA - Silicon Valley, CA - Napa Valley, CA
Purpose - Meet with corporate officials to discuss legislative issues of mutual interest.
Total Cost - $928.40

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - panel discussions, meetings with corporate officials to discuss legislation of mutual interest.
Total Cost - $1,635.66

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Conference to share ideas
Total Cost - $2,975.00

KELLY, SUE W - Republican Party
April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - To visit firms in the high-tech corridor
Total Cost - $2,299.06

OSE, DOUG - Republican Party
June 7, 2002 - June 10, 2002 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - policy
Total Cost - $2,189.00

SHAW, CLAY - Republican Party
June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - conference to share ideas
Total Cost - $1,709.00

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
April 23, 2000 - April 26, 2000 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Learn about the Silicon Valley high-tech industry
Total Cost - $1,419.50

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
June 8, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - participate in a panel discussion
Total Cost - $514.49

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - to speak at their luncheon held in NYC
Total Cost - $631.00

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - to attend their annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,546.96

SNOWE, OLYMPIA J - Republican Party
June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - RMSP New York City Policy Retreat Weekend
Total Cost - $2,392.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
March 16, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (5 days)
Bermuda
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.