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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

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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

Thad Cochran


Total cost of 104 office trips: $236,326.07


Trips by Thad Cochran
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $14,817.68

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 17, 2000
Expense: $97.00
source

Destination: PRAGUE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,123.70
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,298.52
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: American College of Dentists
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 13, 2000
Expense: $1,918.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PROFILE IN COURAGE AWARD COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $864.72
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Reed Elsevier Group plc
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $197.00
source

Destination: GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI
Sponsor: MISSISSIPPI POULTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MISSISSIPPI POULTRY ASSOCIATION
Date: Sep 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,329.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX CORPORATION (FLIGHT FROM DC TO WEST VIRGINIA) BRITISH PETROLEUM (FLIGHT FROM WEST VA TO DC) BUSINESS GOV'T RELATIONS COUNCIL (LODGING)
Purpose: ADDRESS BUSINESS-GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $974.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ADDRESS SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION
Date: Oct 21, 2001
Expense: $198.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND AWARD COMMITTEE MEETING
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $736.25
source

Destination: ATTEND AWARD CEREMONY
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose:
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,052.90
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ORGANIZATION MEETING
Date: Mar 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $371.09
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: ORGANIZATION MEETING
Date: Mar 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,657.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thad Cochran

Rebecca Benn
Emily Brunini
Ann Copland
Patricia Doty
Win Ellington
Harvey Fisher
Warren Harper
Thomas Hawks
Clayton Heil
Stephen Higginbothom
Stewart Holmes
David Johnson
Rachelle Johnson
Mark Keenum
Lance Kotschwar
Josh Manley
William Mcclendon
Andrew Morton
Kimberly Nelson
Matthew O'mara
Nancy Olkewicz
Molly Phillips
Martha Poindexter
Brad Prewitt
Jenny Reeves
Rachelle Schroeder
Thomas Shipman
Les Spivey
Eric Steiner
Dawn Stump
Doug Sullivan
Marvin Sullivan
Marie Thomas
James Thompson
Doris Wagley
Virginia Wallace
Tyler Wegmeyer
Margaret Wicker
Andrew Willison



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.