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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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    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

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Office of

Mark Kirk


Total cost of 36 office trips: $132,314.41


Trips by Mark Kirk
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $43,648.58

Destination: HELICOPTER FLIGHT TO YUCCA MTN.
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF YUCCA MTN.
Date: Mar 25, 2001
Expense: $360.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, HAIFA, ISRAEL; AMMAN, JORDAN
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: OBSERVE AND STUDY ISRAELI DEFENSE SITUATION & MEET W/ ISRAELI & JORDANIAN OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $12,766.00
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TO FURTHER STRENGTHEN US/ISRAELI ALLIANCE
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $9,600.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
Purpose: ATTEND BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,656.40
source

Destination: ITHACA, NY
Sponsor: Cornell University (including Medical College)
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS FOR REPRESENTATIVE KIRK TO DELIVER A SPEECH TITLED, "THE RISE OF CHINA" AT HIS ALMA MATER, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $935.20
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: POPPULATION ACTION INTERNATIONAL AND THE US COMMITTEE FOR UNFPA
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP WAS TO INVESTIGATE IMMIGRATION AND FAMILY PLANNING POLICIES IN MEXICO
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,254.98
source

Destination: DC TO NEWARK TO TEL AVIV - IN ISRAEL: TEL AVIV JERUSALEM - TO THE NEGEV
Sponsor: Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE US/ISRAEL ALLIANCE
Date: Aug 7, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $14,076.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mark Kirk

Reed Bundy
Caryn Garber
Liesl Hickey
Sage Lansing
Patrick Magnuson
James Mckiernan
Doug O'brien
Jeffrey Phillips
Cholly Smith
Jeannette Windon



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.