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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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Senators:

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
Total Cost: $63,080.74
Rank: 85 (out of 638)

SCHUMER, CHARLES E
Total Cost: $20,803.68
Rank: 295 (out of 638)

MOYNIHAN, DANIEL PATRICK
Total Cost: $2,550.84
Rank: 545 (out of 638)

Total spent on senators:
$86,435.26

Representatives:

HINCHEY, MAURICE D
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Rank: 13 (out of 638)

MEEKS, GREGORY W
Total Cost: $147,691.95
Rank: 16 (out of 638)

CROWLEY, JOSEPH
Total Cost: $93,819.29
Rank: 41 (out of 638)

ENGEL, ELIOT
Total Cost: $89,635.10
Rank: 47 (out of 638)

LOWEY, NITA M
Total Cost: $68,390.25
Rank: 76 (out of 638)

ISRAEL, STEVE
Total Cost: $63,967.48
Rank: 83 (out of 638)

HOUGHTON, AMORY JR
Total Cost: $44,539.43
Rank: 142 (out of 638)

REYNOLDS, THOMAS M
Total Cost: $42,994.78
Rank: 154 (out of 638)

NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS
Total Cost: $35,858.15
Rank: 180 (out of 638)

KELLY, SUE W
Total Cost: $34,815.63
Rank: 187 (out of 638)

ACKERMAN, GARY L
Total Cost: $33,243.44
Rank: 195 (out of 638)

QUINN, JACK
Total Cost: $30,812.36
Rank: 215 (out of 638)

LAFALCE, JOHN J
Total Cost: $27,301.66
Rank: 239 (out of 638)

MALONEY, CAROLYN B
Total Cost: $26,999.58
Rank: 240 (out of 638)

WEINER, ANTHONY D
Total Cost: $26,891.01
Rank: 243 (out of 638)

OWENS, MAJOR ROBERT
Total Cost: $25,049.02
Rank: 260 (out of 638)

RANGEL, CHARLES B
Total Cost: $19,826.00
Rank: 303 (out of 638)

GILMAN, BENJAMIN A
Total Cost: $19,047.84
Rank: 316 (out of 638)

KUHL, JOHN R JR
Total Cost: $16,757.64
Rank: 340 (out of 638)

SWEENEY, JOHN E
Total Cost: $14,529.49
Rank: 370 (out of 638)

MCHUGH, JOHN M
Total Cost: $14,427.36
Rank: 373 (out of 638)

MCCARTHY, CAROLYN
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Rank: 381 (out of 638)

KING, PETER
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Rank: 420 (out of 638)

SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M
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Rank: 427 (out of 638)

FOSSELLA, VITO MR
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Rank: 429 (out of 638)

LAZIO, RICK
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Rank: 454 (out of 638)

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R
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Rank: 463 (out of 638)

TOWNS, EDOLPHUS
Total Cost: $4,362.52
Rank: 511 (out of 638)

VELAZQUEZ, NYDIA M
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Rank: 563 (out of 638)

GRUCCI, FELIX J JR
Total Cost: $1,577.40
Rank: 581 (out of 638)

HIGGINS, BRIAN M
Total Cost: $1,169.03
Rank: 592 (out of 638)

FORBES, MICHAEL
Total Cost: $764.00
Rank: 608 (out of 638)

BOEHLERT, SHERWOOD
Total Cost: $553.33
Rank: 615 (out of 638)

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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.