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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

Charles Pickering


Total cost of 38 office trips: $39,078.90


Trips by Charles Pickering
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $14,850.99

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA WIRELESS 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Purpose: SPEAK TO BANCORP SOUTH DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 16, 2001
Expense: $1,229.00
source

Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR IN WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONG. RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MAKE SPEECH, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE:WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,193.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,415.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2002 WIRELESS CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $934.09
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONA RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, MS
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR A NEW AMERICAN EUROCOPTER FACILITY.
Date: Aug 7, 2003
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-JACKSON, MS
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: TOUR BELL SOUTH FACILITIES AND SEE THEIR IP VIDEO SERVICES
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $855.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - STARKVILLE, MS
Sponsor: Aurora Flight Sciences
Purpose: INAUGURAL DELIVER OF 1ST ORDER OF AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE TO BE BUILT AT NEW PLANT IN MS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $616.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Pickering

Susan Butler
Michael Chappell
David Hurst
Cade King
Michael Lipski
John Rounsaville



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.