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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

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Office of

Edward Whitfield


Total cost of 61 office trips: $179,406.02


Trips by Edward Whitfield
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $106,368.40

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HEALTH REFORM CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,637.21
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American Academy of Audiology
Purpose: KEY NOTE SPEAKER FOR THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF AUDIOLOGY FOR THEIR MEMBER CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2000
Expense: $2,536.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE - MTGS WITH ITALIAN GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $9,120.00
source

Destination: RETURN FROM PEABODY COAL MEETING IN KY-01 TO WASHINGTON FOR VOTES
Sponsor: Peabody Energy
Purpose: PEABODY COAL POWER PLANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Date: Feb 12, 2001
Expense: $354.00
source

Destination: LA QUINTA, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE USTA CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,258.03
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO ENMBURG, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: ATTENDED AND GAVE A SPEECH TO MEMBERS OF THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT-SUBJECT OF SPEECH (KYOTO AND ENERGY ISSUES)
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $11,357.16
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO TO LA
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: DISCUSSION WITH ENTERTAINMENT, TECHNOLOGY & HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY OFFICIALS REGARDING PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THESE INDUSTRIES AS IT IS IMPACT ON JOB CREATION
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,732.01
source

Destination: LONDON - DOHA - ROME
Sponsor: ISLAMIC INSTITUTE AND THE QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND CHRISTIAN/MUSLIM DIALOGUE PARTICIPATED IN DISCUSSION ABOUT IMPACT OF WTO ON DOMESTIC COMMERCE
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $17,643.02
source

Destination: INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: ADDRESS THE INTERVENTIONAL PAIN MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,131.27
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION OF NCTA AND MEET WITH TELECOM PEOPLE WHO REPRESENT THE 1ST DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY AND DISCUSS WHAT THEY WILL BE DOING IN KY IN THE NEXT YEAR
Date: Jun 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,905.07
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: National Thoroughbred Racing Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ECLIPSE AWARDS REGARDING HORSE SLAUGHTER PROTECTION ACT
Date: Jan 25, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,761.26
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 3, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $9,255.51
source

Destination: PADUCAH, KY
Sponsor: AmerisourceBergen
Purpose: TOUR DISTRIBUTION FACILITY-FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 7, 2005
Expense: $965.50
source

Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $20,132.90
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,121.42
source

Destination: ISTANBUL AND ANKARA TURKEY-NORTHERN CYPRUS
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: LED THE FIRST US TURKISH STUDY GROUP TO MEET WITH THE PRIME MINISTER AND PARLIAMENTARIANS IN TURKEY AND WAS THE FIRST DELEGATION FROM THE US TO FLY INTO NORTHERN CYPRUS
Date: May 28, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $11,458.04
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Edward Whitfield

Benjamin Beaton
Emily Chandler
Brent Dolen
Brett Hale
John Halliwell
Cory Hicks
Melissa Joiner
Erica Landrum
Karen Long
Jeff Miles
Michael Pape
Sandra Simpson
Lesley Stout
Jason Van Pelt



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.