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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

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  • 09.11.14

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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

Fred Thompson


Total cost of 37 office trips: $73,326.87


Trips by Fred Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $33,904.51

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Mass Retail Association
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $11,417.08
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: INTERNET DEFENSE SUMMIT (SPONSORED BY SRI INTERNATIONAL, ATOMIC TANGERINE AND FORBES ASAP)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 8, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $4,220.62
source

Destination: PIGEON FORGE, TN
Sponsor: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Smoky Mountains
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: May 12, 2000
Expense: $958.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON DENNIS MILLER LIVE ON JULY 7
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,843.95
source

Destination: WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ETHICS IN FILMMAKING
Date: Nov 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,391.31
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,709.00
source

Destination: CHATTANOOGA, TN
Sponsor: Bethlehem Center Chattanooga Tennessee
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 30, 2001
Expense: $727.50
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jul 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,240.05
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: First Farmers & Merchants National Bank
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 12, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NASHVILLE
Sponsor: American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers
Purpose: ASCAP EVENT
Date: Oct 18, 2001
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: BEAVER CREEK, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: TO MODERATE AND PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Jun 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,692.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Gannett Corporation
Purpose: DEBATE AT USA TODAY FORUM
Date: Oct 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,373.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Fred Thompson

Bob Davis
Mark Esper
Stephanie Henning
Elizabeth Jarvis
Rachel Jones
Susan Marshall
Powell Moore
Paul Noe
Robert Shea
Hannah Sistare
Harvey Valentine
Elizabeth Wood
Henry Wray



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.