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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

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  • 09.11.14

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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

John Dingell


Total cost of 42 office trips: $76,674.10


Trips by John Dingell
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $21,013.55

Destination: DETROIT-NEW YORK-WESTFIELD N.J.-WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Date: May 1, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,501.60
source

Destination: DETROIT TO SANTA ANA, CA TO LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: TO SPEAK IN PANEL TO CORPORATE ALLIANCES PARTNER SUMMIT
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $6,294.88
source

Destination: SAFARI CLUB INTL. CONVENTION, LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OFFICIALS ON THURSDAY AND TO SPEAK AT DINNER ON FRIDAY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $540.22
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS TO CARLSBAD, CA. TO WASHINGTON, D.C
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: TO ADDRESS BOARD OF DIRECTORS WINTER MEETING IN CARLSBAD
Date: Jan 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $5,753.91
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WEST AFTON, IA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $700.76
source

Destination: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATING IN SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Apr 17, 2001
Expense: $83.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $365.95
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $206.37
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Ford Motor Co
Purpose: TO VISIT FORD AND ITS FACTORY. CONG. DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Jun 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source

Destination: MARTINSBURG, WVA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: General Motors Corporation
Purpose: RETURN TO DISTRICT FROM GM SPONSORED EVENT IN SHEPHERDSTOWN AL WITH CONG. DINGELL SPOKE
Date: Jul 17, 2004
Expense: $752.10
source

Destination: MOCKINAC
Sponsor: Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: LEADERSHIP POLICY CONF
Date: Jun 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,512.76
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Dingell

Dan Beattie
David Dumke
Pete Filon
Michael Hacker
Jack Maniko
Katie Murtha
Lisa Pineles



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.