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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

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Office of

David Wu


Total cost of 19 office trips: $56,188.71


Trips by David Wu
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $28,450.25

Destination: PHILLY TO DC
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE SCHOOLS & NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOOLS
Purpose: SPEECH TO GROUPS' ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 26, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $787.60
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND HARVARD HEALTH CARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,281.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI-HONGKONG
Sponsor: CHINESE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE (80%); H & Q ASIA PACIFIC (20%)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,362.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-FT LAUDERDALE-DC
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND HARVARD HEALTH CARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,994.62
source

Destination: GREENBRIER, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,892.10
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Global Alliance for Democracy & Peace
Purpose: GADP NATIONAL CONFERENCE-SPEECH
Date: Nov 1, 2003
Expense: $1,863.50
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND HARVARD HEALTH CARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,838.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FT. LAUDERDALE-DC
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: HARVARD HEALTHCARE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,844.03
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Wu

Holly Armstrong
Brian Branton
Ted Liu
William Miner
Julie Tippens



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.