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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?

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.

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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Center for the Study of Popular Culture - $35,956.88 spent on 23 trips
3.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
96.9% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Abescon, NJ
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $668.80

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,859.20

DELAY, THOMAS DALE - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $3,026.72

FEENEY, TOM - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaker at Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $1,947.20

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
July 28, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (3 days)
Absecon, NJ
Purpose - participate on panel during restoration weekend
Total Cost - $421.88

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To speak on panel at Restoration Weekend
Total Cost - $1,831.84

HARRIS, KATHERINE - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend
Total Cost - $1,291.56

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
November 15, 2002 - November 17, 2002 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend - MC dinner
Total Cost - $5,859.00

PENCE, MIKE - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - official; promote government and conservative issues
Total Cost - $1,809.00

ROGAN, JAMES E - Republican Party
July 28, 2000 - July 29, 2000 (2 days)
Absecon, NJ
Purpose - Conference on global environment
Total Cost - $926.00

MCCONNELL, MITCH - Republican Party
November 15, 2002 - November 16, 2002 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Remarks at annual "Restoration Weekend" luncheon on Saturday, November 16 at the Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach, CA
Total Cost - $1,709.00

SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
West Plam Beach, FL
Purpose - Annual issues conference participant
Total Cost - $1,760.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
September 1, 2001 - September 2, 2001 (2 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - speak at annual event
Total Cost - $487.50

THOMPSON, FRED - Republican Party
August 31, 2001 - September 3, 2001 (4 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Restoration Weekend and speech
Total Cost - $2,239.65

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - panelist at restoration weekend 2003 conference
Total Cost - $639.10

MILLER, ZELL BRYAN - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (2 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement - received an award
Total Cost - $1,098.60

ROYCE, ED - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,792.20

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Restoration weekend - retreat for policy and legislative review discussion of homeland security border safety "Al Qaeda 6" in Lackawanna, NY - FBI, CIA cooperation
Total Cost - $1,119.61

CULBERSON, JOHN - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (2 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Speak on panel - homeland security and immigration
Total Cost - $433.40

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
November 10, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (4 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Total Cost - $1,632.20

SUNUNU, JOHN E - Republican Party
November 11, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (3 days)
Boca Raton, FL
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Restoration Weekend 2004
Total Cost - $1,177.58

BUNNING, JIM - Republican Party
November 10, 2004 - November 12, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
August 25, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - To deliver a breakfast keynote speech to an audience gathered for a day long conference on the issue of immigration
Total Cost - $2,226.84

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.