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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

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Office of

Jo Bonner


Total cost of 13 office trips: $38,404.64


Trips by Jo Bonner
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $25,993.10

Destination: MOBILE, ALABAMA - TEGUCIGALPO, HONDURAS (AND BACK)
Sponsor: D.R.G., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA; S.J. & L., INC. - MOBILE, ALABAMA
Purpose: REVIEW RECONSTRUCTION OF HONDURAS IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE MITCH; RECEIVE FIRST-HAND ACCOUNTING OF USAID EMERGENCY FUNDING.
Date: Aug 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,038.87
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore Technologies
Purpose: EDUCATION ON ST & SUBSIDIARIES POTENTIAL WORK IN U.S./ALABAMA
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,207.24
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM-MOBILE, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Southern Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO POWER SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT IN WILSONVILLE, ALABAMA
Date: Jun 8, 2001
Expense: $304.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: NUCLEAR ENERGY INSTITUTE AND SOUTHERN COMPANY
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN IN NEVADA
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $866.81
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Business Council of Alabama
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Sponsor: Hyundai Motor America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HYUNDAI MOTOR MANUFACTURING ALABAMA GRAND OPENING CEREMONY, TO PARTICIPATE IN A FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE PLANT OPERATIONS, TO LEARN ABOUT THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HYUNDAI'S FIRST U.S. MANUFACTURING PLANT, AND TO MEET WITH HYUNDAI EXECU
Date: May 20, 2005
Expense: $824.73
source

Destination: PARIS
Sponsor: Mobile Airport Authority
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A DINNER MEETING AND PRESENTATION TO THE EUROPEAN AERONAUTIC DEFENCE AND SPACE COMPANY (EADS) REGARDING A PROPOSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND ASSEMBLY CENTER IN THE FIRST DISTRICT OF ALABAMA. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE A
Date: Jun 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,942.55
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCING MOBILE, AL AS THE SELECTED SITE FOR A EADS AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING AND FACILITY CENTER. TO MEET WITH EADS EXECUTIVES AND LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICIALS REPRESENTING THE FIRST DISTRICT AND THE STATE OF ALABA
Date: Jun 22, 2005
Expense: $3,122.88
source

Destination: MOBILE, AL - TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: TO EXPLORE FOREIGN POLICY AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES AFFECTING ISRAEL AND THE U.S. AND THE COUNTRIES' RESPONSE TO THOSE ISSUES. TO PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH ISRAELI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, MILITARY OFFICERS, US OFFICIALS, PALESTINIANS AND LEADING AC
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $10,501.02
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Bonner

J Watson Donald
Jonathan Hand
Alan Spencer
Kelle Strickland



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.