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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.

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Food Marketing Institute - $24,725.78 spent on 8 trips
43.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
56.7% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 22, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Speech at annual conference
Total Cost - $1,478.99

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 11, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - participate/remarks FMI Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $3,638.79

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
January 9, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (5 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - remarks to FMI Board and conference participants
Total Cost - $5,604.07

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - conference participation
Total Cost - $2,051.70

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
January 13, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Midwinter Executive Conference
Total Cost - $3,815.99

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 14, 2001 - January 16, 2001 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $4,326.05

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
January 10, 2004 - January 12, 2004 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $2,576.50

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
January 21, 2005 - January 23, 2005 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Substantial participation
Total Cost - $1,233.69

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.