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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 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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Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute - $24,111.70 spent on 10 trips
51.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
48.6% spent on Republican Party

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $2,946.09

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
January 10, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $2,111.00

JOHNSON, NANCY L - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform and Beyond Congressional Retreat
Total Cost - $4,547.00

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - congressional retreat on welfare reform
Total Cost - $1,687.50

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $2,108.18

MINK, PATSY - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $4,324.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform summit
Total Cost - $3,057.75

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $1,294.12

BINGAMAN, JEFF - Democratic Party
January 10, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (2 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - To attend a welfare reform conference
Total Cost - $1,133.00

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
February 10, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (2 days)
Milwaukee, WI
Co-sponsor(s): Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Johnson Foundation
Purpose - To speak at Progressive Mayors - New Cities Project Conference
Total Cost - $903.06

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.