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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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Lexington Institute - $36,482.62 spent on 16 trips
55.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
44.6% spent on Republican Party

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,367.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
January 21, 2003 - January 23, 2003 (3 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Explore opportunities for US business and fact finding mission
Total Cost - $869.00

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Investigate opportunities for US business
Total Cost - $2,051.34

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - explore Cuba trade options and benefits
Total Cost - $2,420.50

EMERSON, JO ANN H - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba - Varadero, Cuba - Santiago, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding and research for foreign policy issues
Total Cost - $2,558.02

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LOWEY, NITA M - Democratic Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - US Cuba relations; policy
Total Cost - $2,558.02

LYNCH, STEPHEN F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Official meetings with government and religious leaders
Total Cost - $2,420.50

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Meet Cuban trade officials, dissidents, and government officials
Total Cost - $2,558.02

REHBERG, DENNIS R - Republican Party
March 6, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (6 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - trade meetings (wheat)
Total Cost - $2,051.34

SNYDER, VICTOR F - Democratic Party
January 3, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (6 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $2,254.50

SOLIS, HILDA - Democratic Party
January 2, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (7 days)
Cuba
Purpose - educational exchange/fact-finding
Total Cost - $2,584.00

TANNER, JOHN S - Democratic Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Total Cost - $2,558.02

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, educational, meetings with government officials
Total Cost - $2,502.00

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 20, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (5 days)
Cuba
Purpose - Fact- finding
Total Cost - $2,121.00

OTTER, C.L. BUTCH - Republican Party
March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Havana, Cuba
Purpose - Fact finding, meetings with Government officials
Total Cost - $2,051.34

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.