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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

Richard Burr


Total cost of 32 office trips: $76,965.34


Trips by Richard Burr
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $45,871.40

Destination: WILMINGTON, NC
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING AND TOUR
Date: Jan 5, 2000
Expense: $828.50
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL VIA JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Outdoor Power Equipment Distributors Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE PROCESS AND COMMERCE ISSUES
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,153.96
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, NV
Sponsor: UNIVERSAL CORPORATIONS, TOBACCO ASSO. OF US, LED TOBACCO EXPORTERS ASSO
Purpose: ADDRESS TO TOBACCO ASSO. AND ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,934.12
source

Destination: MARSEILLES, FRANCE & PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR FRENCH NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $18,413.80
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC TO AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,469.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,414.72
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN & SEVILLE, SPAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING; TOUR OF EUROPEAN NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $16,907.30
source

Destination: RULEISH, NC
Sponsor: TOBACCO GRONERS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH CAROLINA, INC.
Purpose: SPEAK TO ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $750.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Burr

Alicia Clark
Jennifer Hansen
Peter Hars
Amelia Meli
Kimrey Rhinehardt
Brian Vanderbloemen
John Versaggi



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.