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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

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Office of

Michael Collins


Total cost of 14 office trips: $43,293.89


Trips by Michael Collins
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $14,611.15

Destination:
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO CEO'S & V.P.'S RE: W & M. ISSUES, ENERGY TAX ETC
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,897.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF THE RAILROADS & TRANSP. POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,122.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose:
Date: Oct 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,275.34
source

Destination: CALLAWAY GARDENS, PINE MTN, GA
Sponsor: Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL ASSN. MTG
Date: Dec 31, 2002
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF THE CONDITION OF RAILROADS-TRANSP. POLICY ISSUES ALSO TAX PROPOSALS, R.R. RETIREMENT, ECONOMIC REGS. ETC.
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.00
source

Destination: CLOISTERS, SEA ISLAND, GA
Sponsor: Georgia Employers Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $448.31
source

Destination: BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Date: Jun 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $983.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Collins

Chester Bryant
Berkley Etheridge
Shawn Friesen
Nicole Venable



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.