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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

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Office of

Fred Upton


Total cost of 56 office trips: $89,771.33


Trips by Fred Upton
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $39,540.19

Destination: ROME-VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,260.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,224.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: BRIEFINGS/WORKSHOP IN REFERENCE TO THE RECORDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Mar 16, 2001
Expense: $438.25
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN UPTON SPOKE TO CONFERENCE DELEGATES
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,144.50
source

Destination: MEETINGS WITH BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MEET WITH DELEGATES FROM REGION AND STATE
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,471.40
source

Destination: ATTEND NATIONAL CABLE TELEVISION CONFERENCE AND SPEAK TO TRIBUNE MANAGEMENT FORUM
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA CONFERENCE AND SPEAK TO TRIBUNE MANAGEMENT FORUM.
Date: Jun 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,822.50
source

Destination: VISITED UPLINK FACILITY AND RETAIL OPERATIONS.
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS.
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,047.70
source

Destination: MEETINGS/PRAYER SESSIONS
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: SPIRITUAL RETREAT
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,205.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE SESSIONS RELATED TO THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION WITH OTHER CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $941.50
source

Destination: FRED UPTON SERVED AS A SPEAKER FOR AN AFTER-DINNER EVENTS
Sponsor: Tribune Corporation
Purpose: WGN ANNUAL EVENT WITH CUBS SPRING TRAINING
Date: Mar 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,336.60
source

Destination: PRAYER, POLITICS, & RECONCILIATION RETREAT
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: RETREAT (BIPAHISAN)
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,830.00
source

Destination: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,783.42
source

Destination: KALAMAZOO, MI-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM ON INDUSTRY ISSUES.
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,882.02
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: ATTEND BRIEFING & RECEPTION IN ASSOCIATION W/ FORD MOTOR COMPANIES CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,139.36
source

Destination: DC-DETROIT-KALAMAZOO
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETING
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $737.89
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA-LAS VEGAS, NV-DC
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: CONFERENCE (RELATING TO SUBCOMM)
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,085.80
source

Destination: ST. JOSEPH, MI-MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $628.18
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S.C.
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REFLECT/DISCUSS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN FAITH AND THEIR WORK IN CONGRESS
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,213.58
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-SELMA, ALABAMA, ST. JOSEPH, MI
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REMEMBER, REFLECT AND DISCUSS THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS VOTING MARCH
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,002.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C./DULLES-LAS VEGAS-DULLES
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON A PANEL REGARDING TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES.-1000 PEOPLE
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,353.44
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM AND IT'S IMPACT ON THE E.U. AND MIDDLE-EAST
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,992.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Upton

Sean Bonyun
Joan Hillebrands
Ryan Hollowell
John Kim
Debra Marshall
William Nordwind
John Proos
William Quinn
Edward Sackley
Kevin Vettraino
Michael Waldron
Charles Yessaian



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.