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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

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  • 09.11.14

    A 21st-century vocational high school

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  • 09.10.14

    Career academies: A new twist on vocational ed

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  • 09.09.14

    The troubled history of vocational education

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Congressional Black Caucus - Selma and Montgomery Convention and Visitors Bureau - $87,989.40 spent on 81 trips
95.8% spent on Democratic Party
4.2% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BECERRA, XAVIER - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - 2003 Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,788.86

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Brain Trust
Total Cost - $1,374.00

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - To discuss issues of concern to the mutual caucus - tri-caucus
Total Cost - $3,851.46

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Conference to discuss issues relating to trade with the Caribbean and Africa
Total Cost - $1,291.30

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 20, 2002 (2 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - to discuss common interests between the members of the CBC, CHC and CAC
Total Cost - $1,196.00

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
June 14, 2002 - June 15, 2002 (2 days)
Pittsburgh, PA
Purpose - establish priorities for proactive legislative agenda to expand affordable housing and home ownership opportunities
Total Cost - $1,744.50

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 9, 2001 (2 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Total Cost - $513.41

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - educational -- CBC health and environmental justice brain trusts
Total Cost - $585.00

CARSON, JULIA - Democratic Party
April 5, 2004 - April 8, 2004 (4 days)
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Purpose - mental health roundtable
Total Cost - $1,450.52

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - 2003 Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,189.21

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $658.81

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
March 26, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (6 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Luncheon speaker, breakfast speaker, panelist at housing summit
Total Cost - $1,169.36

CLAY, WILLIAM L SR - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brasilia, Brazil - El Salvador
Co-sponsor(s): CitiGroup, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Port of New Orleans, iGATE Technologies, Odebrecht, Coca Cola Enterprises Inc
Purpose - fact finding mission; meetings with government and business officials; conference participant
Total Cost - $8,810.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Total Cost - $753.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 14, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (3 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - participant in housing summit/workshop
Total Cost - $1,285.42

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - attend joint listening sessions of CBC health and environmental brain trusts
Total Cost - $833.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Panelist for Southeast Florida Housing Summit
Total Cost - $645.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 1, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Attend CBCF Board of Directors' Retreat in New Orleans, Louisiana
Total Cost - $811.25

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - trade policy conference
Total Cost - $760.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - BWI/Charlotte/Charleston, SC -- Charleston/Philadelphia/BWI
Total Cost - $722.05

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
January 13, 2004 - January 14, 2004 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Congressional Black Caucus Educational Meeting
Total Cost - $1,206.90

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
June 15, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - participation in housing conference
Total Cost - $871.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - educational -- Jt. Listening Sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice Braintrusts
Total Cost - $480.00

HASTINGS, ALCEE L - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 25, 2003 (2 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-caucus legislative meeting
Total Cost - $1,306.37

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 19, 2002 (1 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - congressional retreat
Total Cost - $60.40

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Hispanic, Asian and Congressional Black Caucus)
Total Cost - $1,234.76

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 1, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (3 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Board member attendance/participation
Total Cost - $132.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational & Trade Policy Conference
Total Cost - $816.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - tri-caucus retreat at Lansdowne Resort
Total Cost - $658.81

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 4, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (2 days)
Birmingham, AL - Selma, AL - Montgomery, AL
Purpose - Selma's 35th anniversary march
Total Cost - $552.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational trade policy conference
Total Cost - $2,551.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
June 14, 2002 - June 16, 2002 (3 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - attend CBCF Ohio statewide housing summit
Total Cost - $330.42

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - Tri-Caucus Congressional Conference
Total Cost - $1,566.51

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 29, 2003 - March 30, 2003 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Panelist/Housing Summit
Total Cost - $1,054.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - Trade policy conference
Total Cost - $918.25

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC Health and Environmental Justice brain trusts
Total Cost - $696.50

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $3,000.74

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
June 8, 2001 - June 11, 2001 (4 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Educational - Trade Policy Conference
Total Cost - $1,520.75

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Congressional Tri-Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $1,811.12

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - to participate in the 2003 congressional tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,475.96

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Economic Entrepreneurship and Education advancement
Total Cost - $1,457.33

ROYBAL-ALLARD, LUCILLE - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Puerto Rico
Purpose - tri-caucus retreat congressional
Total Cost - $2,608.12

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 19, 2002 (1 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - retreat
Total Cost - $299.00

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,163.47

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $3,236.04

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 25, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - meeting of the Tri-Caucus
Total Cost - $1,970.90

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
June 7, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (3 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - joint listening sessions of CBC health and environmental justice brain trusts
Total Cost - $1,248.58

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Leesburg, VA
Purpose - Tricaucus retreat between CBC, CHC, CAPAC
Total Cost - $1,467.62

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - Tri-Caucus retreat between the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American caucus
Total Cost - $3,343.72

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
October 25, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (3 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - to attend the CBC Institute-sponsored Democratic presidential debate in Detroit
Total Cost - $250.70

WU, DAVID MR. - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $1,892.10

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - 2nd annual tri-caucus retreat
Total Cost - $2,335.87

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
January 12, 2004 - January 15, 2004 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Planning retreat
Total Cost - $1,526.40

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
June 12, 2004 - June 12, 2004 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Panelist - State of African American Male Conference
Total Cost - $617.60

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
December 3, 2004 - December 4, 2004 (2 days)
Oakland, CA
Purpose - Participate in State of the African American Male Conference
Total Cost - $783.28

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
September 25, 2004 - September 25, 2004 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - CBC Child Welfare Brain trust "Child Welfare Forum"
Total Cost - $351.70

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - Congressional Tri Caucus retreat
Total Cost - $2,277.58

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
January 11, 2004 - January 13, 2004 (3 days)
Not specified
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MILLENDER-MCDONALD, JUANITA - Democratic Party
August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Conference
Total Cost -

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $304.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
August 12, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (3 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Fact finding
Total Cost - $316.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Greenwood, MI
Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum
Total Cost - $239.53

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Conference sessions to provide an opportunity and views on issues in healthcare and education of particular
Total Cost - $217.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
MS
Purpose - To discuss Social Security and access and equity in healthcare and housing
Total Cost - $172.03

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Jackson, MS
Purpose - Attend Southern Regional Issue Forum
Total Cost - $239.53

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Institute's annual conference
Total Cost - $431.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
Jackson, MS
Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue forum
Total Cost - $239.53

TOWNS, EDOLPHUS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Annual conference
Total Cost - $312.00

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
MS
Purpose - To participate in a bus tour and traveling issue forums on social security, health, and affordable housing
Total Cost - $299.53

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
MS
Purpose - To participate in issue forums concerning health, education, and other issues important to Americans today
Total Cost - $431.00

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Share views on issues on healthcare and education pertaining to African Americans
Total Cost - $217.00

CLAY, WILLIAM LACY JR - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Conference on healthcare and education issues
Total Cost - $431.00

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
Jackson, MS
Purpose - This was a regional issue forum designed for constituents to hear from members and discuss issues of concern centered on healthcare, affordable housing, and retirement security
Total Cost - $67.50

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - Attend CBC Institute forum on public policy and legislative issues
Total Cost - $431.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
not specified
Purpose - Fact finding issue forums and sessions
Total Cost - $304.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 11, 2005 (3 days)
not specified
Purpose - Social Security, healthcare, and housing forum
Total Cost - $239.53

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
South Bend, IN
Purpose - Policy meeting
Total Cost - $143.00

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - To share views on issues in healthcare and education of particular concern to African Americans
Total Cost - $431.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
August 11, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (4 days)
Memphis, TN
Purpose - Attend Congressional Black Caucus Institute Conference on healthcare and education
Total Cost - $431.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005 (2 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Conference examining disparities in healthcare
Total Cost - $874.04

BUTTERFIELD, G. K. - Democratic Party
August 9, 2005 - August 14, 2005 (6 days)
Tunica, MS
Purpose - To participate in the Southern Regional Issue Forum and workshop focused on healthcare and educational issues of particular concern to African Americans
Total Cost - $713.53

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.