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Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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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

Ellen Tauscher


Total cost of 42 office trips: $81,450.16


Trips by Ellen Tauscher
Total cost of congressperson's 23 trips: $31,681.81

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS; PRESS TOUR
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $1,900.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS; PRESS TOUR
Date: Feb 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $800.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-ATLANTA-JACKSONVILLE-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Mar 23, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-NEW ORLEANS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $741.50
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FLA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,011.86
source

Destination: PORTLAND
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: May 30, 2001
Expense: $275.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA-INDIANAPOLIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ELECTED OFFICIALS ABOUT THE DLC
Date: Jul 15, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: MANCHESTER, NH
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Feb 11, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PHOENIX-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN FORUM AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Date: Mar 8, 2002
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 18, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,281.29
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL "THIRD WAY" MEETING
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,601.30
source

Destination: IOWA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $575.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHER STATE OFFICIALS
Date: Jul 27, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $873.91
source

Destination: WHITE OAK, FLA.
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Mar 10, 2003
Expense: $430.00
source

Destination: TAMPA - TALLAHASSEE
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: MEETING WITH LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS AFFILIATED WITH THE DLC
Date: Apr 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $885.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,279.63
source

Destination: Washington, D.C.;Jacksonville, FL;Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Leaders Project
Purpose: Defense Issues Conference
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLA.
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,150.64
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, LOS ANGELES, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
Sponsor: NEW ZEALAND
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $3,925.37
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING RETREAT AND ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,776.31
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ellen Tauscher

Jeff Cohen
Liz Dahnken
John Fisher
Dana Gray
Bryan Hughes
Peter Muller



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.