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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

Paul Sarbanes


Total cost of 80 office trips: $147,508.54


Trips by Paul Sarbanes
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $121,818.05

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF US NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,964.40
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,500.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,484.20
source

Destination: TOKYO AND KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE U.S. - JAPAN PARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $11,216.24
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,157.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE AT THE 80TH GRAND BANQUET
Date: Jul 19, 2002
Expense: $170.74
source

Destination: LONDON, UK
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 15, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,809.80
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA
Sponsor: Greek Orthodox Church of North America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 12TH ANNUAL LEADERSHIP 100 CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,187.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: ORDER OF ST ANDREW THE APOSTLE CHURCH
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL ATHENAGORAS AWARD DINNER
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $240.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,677.28
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,426.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. - RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,603.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: WOMEN'S ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE & AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Purpose: TO RECEIVE AN AWARD AT THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WOMEN'S ECONOMIC ROUND TABLE AND TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Date: Nov 3, 2003
Expense: $267.00
source

Destination: ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: TO APPEAR ON THE TELEVISION PROGRAM, "LOUIS RUCKEYSER'S WALL STREET"
Date: Nov 7, 2003
Expense: $383.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,070.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $492.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Economic Club of New York
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS WITH REP. OXLEY ON THE SARBANES-OXLEY LEGISLATION
Date: Feb 2, 2004
Expense: $105.00
source

Destination: CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: University of Illinois
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE PAUL DOUGLAS LECTURE
Date: Feb 17, 2004
Expense: $2,199.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO RECEIVE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD AND ADDRESS UNIVERSITY CLASSES
Date: Mar 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.53
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: HARVARD LAW DEMOCRATS
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO THE HARVARD LAW DEMOCRATS
Date: Mar 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $242.53
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $447.00
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,246.36
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Drexel University
Purpose: TO DELIVER SPEECH AT THE LEBOW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Date: May 14, 2004
Expense: $262.43
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: May 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,918.00
source

Destination: NAFPLIO AND ATHENS, GREECE
Sponsor: World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Union
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE WHIU GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,457.92
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,636.00
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: Sep 10, 2004
Expense: $157.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Purpose: TO ATTEND INDUCTION CEREMONY FOR THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Date: Oct 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $957.64
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NJ
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN PRINCETON UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: Nov 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Federation of Hellenic Societies
Purpose: GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT RELATED EVENTS
Date: Apr 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $890.60
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON THE HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH - CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Date: May 9, 2005
Expense: $322.96
source

Destination: PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Princeton University
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Date: May 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,742.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $9,102.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Paul Sarbanes

Joanne Berry
Katherine Collin
Ryan Crowley
Jennifer Fogel-Bublick
Helen Freeman
Martin Gruenberg
Steve Harris
Julie Kehrli
Kristina Kennedy
Aaron Klein
Sarah Kline
Stephen Kroll
Peter Marudas
Jonathan Miller
Marisa Milton
Edward Muchene
Diana Ohlbaum
Patience Singleton
Charles Stek



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.