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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

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Office of

Louise Mcintosh Slaughter


Total cost of 25 office trips: $19,022.87


Trips by Louise Mcintosh Slaughter
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $10,290.54

Destination: NIAGARA FALLS NY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAC SEMINAR
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $704.00
source

Destination: SPEECH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY COMMENCEMENT ON 5/7/00
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $848.58
source

Destination: MONTREAL, ONTARIO, CANADA
Sponsor: Public Citizen Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON INTERNATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST DIFFERENTIAL
Date: Jun 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $165.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: THE INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC RESEARCH / AAAS
Purpose: SPEECH ABOUT GENETIC NON-DISCRIMINATION
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $789.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: DISCUSS THE MEMBER'S LEGISLATION REGARDING GENETIC NON DISCRIMINATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $143.32
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY RETURN TO ROCHESTER, NY
Sponsor: University of Kentucky
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH ON THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY CHANDLER MEDICAL CENTER COMMUNITY-BASED FACULTY INITIATIVE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $823.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF STATE ARTS AGENCIES
Purpose: ORGANIZATION ASKED MRS. SLAUGHTER TO SPEAK ABOUT THE ARTS. THEY PRESENTED HER WITH AN AWARD FOR HER CONGRESSIONAL EFFORTS
Date: Jul 28, 2001
Expense: $336.50
source

Destination: TRAVEL AND SPEECH ON 10/29, RETURN TO DC ON 10/30
Sponsor: Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: SPEECH-UPDATE ON ACTION ON CONGRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $388.83
source

Destination: SPEAK AT THE 13TH ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS FINANCIAL AID OFFICERS
Sponsor: Association of American Medical Colleges
Purpose: SPEAK ABOUT CREDIT CARD LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $996.00
source

Destination: ALBANY
Sponsor: NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE 5TH ANNUAL NYSUT HEALTH & SAFETY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $238.50
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Sponsor: United Auto Workers
Purpose: SPEAKER AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 26, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $155.00
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Free Press
Purpose: PLENARY SESSION
Date: May 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,497.81
source

Destination: ROCHESTER, NY - PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,205.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter

Cynthia Johnson
Lisa Latrovato
Becky Pomponio
Helen Reid
Sally Schaeffer
Norman Spencer



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.