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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

    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.

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Office of

Darrell Issa


Total cost of 68 office trips: $191,420.93


Trips by Darrell Issa
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $89,909.42

Destination: PHILIPPINES-KUWAIT
Sponsor: PHILIPPINES UNITED AGAINST CRIME/KUWAIT FOTN
Purpose: RESEARCH
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $13,741.62
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: BEIRUT
Sponsor: Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation
Purpose: TO PROMOTE SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $10,892.42
source

Destination: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST-HAND THE STRIDES MADE IN THE HI-TECH ARENA
Date: Jan 6, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,520.00
source

Destination: BURLINGAME, CA
Sponsor: LEBANESE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,576.89
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BANQUET
Date: May 4, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,738.09
source

Destination: CAIRO - CODEL
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION & KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 24, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,300.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,485.63
source

Destination: LUXOR
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: ADDRESS THE THIRD IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE IN THE ARAB WORLD. FOR THE PAST TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS, CONG. ISSA HAS BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND AND ADDRESS THIS REGIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM
Date: Aug 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $460.00
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: SIGNING OF ISRAEL/PALESTINIAN PEACE INITIATIVE
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $7,778.85
source

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,282.74
source

Destination: PHOENIX-LAS VEGAS-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,248.22
source

Destination: LIBYA, TUNISIA
Sponsor: Libya
Purpose: RECIPIENT WAS MEMBER OF CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION VISITING LIBYA AS A GUEST OF THE LIBYAN PARLIAMENT
Date: Jan 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $144.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK-JFK/DAMASCUS/CAIRO/WASHINGTON-IAL
Sponsor: EGYPT'S INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC FORUM (THE FORUM) AND AMERICAN TASK FORCE FOR LEBANON
Purpose: ADDRESS IT AND TELECOM CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE FORUM AND MEETINGS WITH SYRIAN GOVERNM
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $11,540.68
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AS A LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY GUEST
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $678.22
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: California Healthcare Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,633.06
source

Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-BEIRUT, LEBANON-DOHA, QATAR-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: AMERICAN TASK FORCE FOR LEBANON (ATFL), ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE, QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: FACT FINDING, ATTEND ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $18,137.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Qatar
Purpose: TO ATTEND FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON FREE TRADE AND DEMOCRACY
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Darrell Issa

Mark Anderson
Paige Anderson
H Susan Augustyn
Sharon Boyl
Josh Brown
Stephen Cima
Laurent Crenshaw
Frederick Hill
Jennifer Johnson
Dale Neugebauer
Jason Scism
David Tebbe
Sandra Wagner



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.