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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

Pat Roberts


Total cost of 61 office trips: $130,473.60


Trips by Pat Roberts
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $64,201.15

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WHEAT INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2000
Expense: $273.90
source

Destination: INDIAN WELLS, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Crop Insurers
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,222.35
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $7,188.60
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Fertilizer Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MTG
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $617.17
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN 2000 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 23, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $12,970.00
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN FALL MEETING
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,230.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,101.20
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: American Soybean Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT COMMODITY CLASSIC MEETING
Date: Feb 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $808.98
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Society of Baking
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 11, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $132.14
source

Destination: LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: CO-CHAIR OF CONFERENCE AND SPEAKER
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $19,312.36
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Rural Community Insurance Services
Purpose: CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Oct 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $324.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT INTERNAT'L SWEETNER COLLOQUIUM
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,614.90
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER AND PARTICIPANT IN THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $5,638.56
source

Destination: PEBBLE BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Lincoln Club of Northern California
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL MEETING (SPRING SEMINAR)
Date: Mar 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,247.94
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,990.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: SPEAKER ON PANEL MEETING
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,529.05
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pat Roberts

Victor Baleo
James Beauchamp
Jennifer Cook
Jackie Cottrell
Ashleigh Dela Torre
Darren Dick
Todd Halstead
Matthew Howe
John Livingston
Michael Seyfert
Harold Stones
Jennifer Swenson
Chad Tenpenny
Caroline Walling
Keith Yehle



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.