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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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    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.

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California Council for International Trade - $8,130.77 spent on 14 trips
96.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
3.1% spent on Republican Party

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
January 10, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (1 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Trade forum
Total Cost - $572.00

DAVIS, SUSAN - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Gave remarks and presided over panel at Monterey Congressional Forum
Total Cost - $1,293.50

DAVIS, SUSAN - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Part of legislative panel
Total Cost - $1,250.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Trade Policy conference
Total Cost - $130.90

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - give speech at annual conference
Total Cost - $526.92

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 8, 2004 - January 9, 2004 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Co-sponsor(s): National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose - Speaking role at Monterey Trade Forum
Total Cost - $194.96

HOOLEY, DARLENE - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Educational trip; speaking engagement
Total Cost - $575.00

INSLEE, JAY R - Democratic Party
January 10, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - attend Monterey Congressional Forum on Trade
Total Cost - $364.21

INSLEE, JAY R - Democratic Party
January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - To attend Monterey Congressional forum on trade policy
Total Cost - $973.38

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Panelist at trade conference
Total Cost - $889.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
January 11, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - speak to conference attendees
Total Cost - $250.00

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $100.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Co-sponsor(s): California Arts Council
Purpose - Featured speaker at congressional reception
Total Cost - $600.50

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (1 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Served on panel at Trade Policy Forum
Total Cost - $410.40

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.