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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

John Doolittle


Total cost of 47 office trips: $92,233.31


Trips by John Doolittle
Total cost of congressperson's 22 trips: $49,441.54

Destination: MARIPOSA, CA
Sponsor: Sierra Pacific Resources
Purpose: TRAVEL TO SUBCOMMITTEE HEARING
Date: Jan 29, 2000
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: STOCKTON, CA TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $318.11
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE FOR CATS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $365.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,328.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO LAKE TAHOE, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATION ON PANEL FOR PERSPECTIVES ON CABLE TELEVISION
Date: Aug 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $438.95
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: ANNUAL MEMBERS BANQUET ON FEB 16TH
Sponsor: California Rifle and Pistol Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.66
source

Destination:
Sponsor: PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $301.68
source

Destination:
Sponsor: California Independent Petroleum Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $926.58
source

Destination: DC TO VEGAS FOR CONFERENCE, VEGAS TO DC
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,085.08
source

Destination: TRAIN TO/FROM THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: 7-18-03 IAD-SFO, 7-20-03 SFO-IAD
Sponsor: Association of Trial Lawyers of America and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,007.54
source

Destination: OCT 25 FLY TO RALEIGH, 6:30PM OCT 25 SPEAK AT DINNER, OCT 26 FLY BD
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $904.27
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,471.15
source

Destination: ELC RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $497.63
source

Destination: IRVINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE MARRIOTT FOR RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $769.14
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA FOR KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $14,000.74
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-LANGKAWI-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,402.74
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO TO PEPPERDINE (LAX) TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY AND THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 14, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,008.06
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Doolittle

Evan Goitein
Dain Hansen
Jason Larrabee
David Lopez
Greg Orlando
Joshua Reedy
Richard Robinson
John Willis



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.