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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 21st-century vocational high school

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  • 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.

Back to all reports

United States-Asia Foundation - $113,757.57 spent on 7 trips
43.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
56.1% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Shijiazhuang, China - Beijing, China
Purpose - Fact finding, build computer facilities
Total Cost - $19,123.00

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (6 days)
Beijing, China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China
Purpose - Meet with Chinese officials, build a computer lab in Xibaipo
Total Cost - $19,805.55

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
May 24, 2002 - May 29, 2002 (6 days)
China
Purpose - to facilitate mutual understanding and improved bilateral relations with China
Total Cost - $18,465.74

SHIMKUS, JOHN M - Republican Party
October 23, 2003 - October 27, 2003 (5 days)
Beijing, China
Purpose - Fact-finding trip and to build a one room computer school
Total Cost - $19,201.65

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
October 22, 2003 - October 28, 2003 (7 days)
China - Shijiazhuang, China - Xibaipo, China - Beijing, China - Badaling, China
Purpose - Meet with Chinese government officials, build computer lab in rural community
Total Cost - $16,724.99

TURNER, JAMES (JIM)WILLIAM - Democratic Party
May 24, 2002 - May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Beijing, China - Zunhua, China
Purpose - to facilitate mutual understanding and improved bilateral relations with China
Total Cost - $10,976.64

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
March 23, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (8 days)
Ankara, Turkey - Cappadocia, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey
Purpose -
Total Cost - $9,460.00

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.