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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

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  • 09.11.14

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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

Benjamin Cardin


Total cost of 29 office trips: $58,942.02


Trips by Benjamin Cardin
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $31,834.57

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.55
source

Destination: EPCOT CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SPEAK AT METLIFE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON PENSION AND RETIREMENT ISSUE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $727.41
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TAX COALITION ANNUAL FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $856.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIROMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,146.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT J.F.K. SCHOOL OF GOV. CONG. HEALTH POLICY CONF
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,421.13
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,455.40
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congregation Beth El
Purpose: SPEAK TO PROJECT MISHTACHA AT BETH EL
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $159.00
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,942.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,503.80
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $239.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,904.28
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Benjamin Cardin

David Carroll
Amy Daiger
Teresa Dingboom
Chris Fowler
Christopher Lynch
Priscilla Ross
Jennifer Tuddenham
William Van Horne
William Vanhorne



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.