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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.

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Office of

Ed Pastor


Total cost of 44 office trips: $185,094.71


Trips by Ed Pastor
Total cost of congressperson's 27 trips: $143,209.19

Destination: SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: CHCI BOARD RETREAT AND BOARD MEETING
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,303.55
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: DISCUSS AIRPORT ISSUE-AIR 21; APPROPRIATIONS
Date: Apr 20, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: VISIT WALL STREET; MEET CITIBANK CORP AND OTHER FINANCIAL PERSONS
Date: May 19, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,367.36
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: National Democratic Institute
Purpose: OVERSEE MEXICAN ELECTIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $940.02
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: STUDY AVIATION SAFETY AND OPERATION ISSUES
Date: Jul 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,346.50
source

Destination: DC-PARIS-NORMANDY-PARIS-DC-PHX
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: MEET FRENCH SENATORS & CONGRESSMAN ABOUT NUCLEAR ENERGY ISSUES AND VISIT NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $19,685.00
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Sponsor: US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT OF MEXICO AND MEETING WITH MEXICAN SENATORS & REPRESENTATIVES AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $760.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Purpose: DISCUSS HISPANIC ISSUES WITH NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERS
Date: Dec 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,762.00
source

Destination: MAUI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL AND ATTEND PANELS ON AIRPLANE INDUSTRY AND AIRPORT FACILITIES, ISSUES
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $4,919.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK TO MEMBERSHIP ATTENDING MEETING
Date: Feb 9, 2001
Expense: $216.50
source

Destination: MEXICO CITY
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH MEXICO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ADMINISTRATION AND PRESIDENT FOX
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,261.18
source

Destination: GREENBRIER W. VA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,402.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX-PHX
Sponsor: LABORER'S INTERNATIONAL UNION
Purpose: SPEECH TO REGIONAL MEETING
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $633.25
source

Destination: DC-CHESTER (UK)-SELLAFIELD-EDINBURG-PHX
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: VISIT CAPENHURST (DECOMMISSION OF NUCLEAR SITE) STELLAFIELD FACILITIES (REPROSSESSING NUCLEAR SPENT FUEL) MXO DEVELOPMENT
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $16,450.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: RAILROAD LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,645.00
source

Destination: KONA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $15,149.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL VA
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: BOARD RETREAT
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $669.94
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONIC SEMINAR
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,178.92
source

Destination: CHCI BOARD MEETING & CHCI BOARD RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: PHX-PUERTO RICO-WASHINGTON D.C.
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,923.17
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT FOR HOUSE MEMBERS
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA-AVIGNON-PARIS
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: VISIT: VANDELLO I & II & EURODIF ENRICHMENT FACILITY
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $19,872.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: SOUTHWEST STUDENT SERVICES CORPORATION
Purpose: MAKE A PRESENTATION ON REAUTHORIZATION AND APPROPRIATIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,102.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: National Association of Latino Elected Officials and affiliates
Purpose: ATTEND A NALEO MEETING
Date: Aug 28, 2003
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination: D.C. - GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,176.00
source

Destination: KONA, LA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL; MEET WITH FAA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $6,227.00
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: LEARN METHODS FOR STUDENT TEACHER SCHOOL ASSESSMENT OF NCLB-NCLB IS LEGISLATION FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,735.80
source

Destination: MIAMI-QUITO-GALAPAGOS ISLAND-QUITO-MIAMI
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: THE DELEGATION VISITED SITES DESIGNATED TO (BOTTOM)
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $18,708.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ed Pastor

Laura Campos
Suzanne Farmer
Marian Leonardo
Eve Young



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.