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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

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Office of

Sam Farr


Total cost of 31 office trips: $81,138.11


Trips by Sam Farr
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $59,427.34

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH EUROPEAN LEADERS DISCUSS ECONOMIC ISSUES
Date: Nov 27, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,244.62
source

Destination: MONTEREY - LA - MIAM - CAYMAN ISLANDS - MIAMI - DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,340.95
source

Destination: SELMA, MONTGOMERY ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United Parcel Service of America Inc (UPS)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 29, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE PARTICIPANT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,479.17
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,997.10
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,029.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,724.00
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Urbanists International
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: POTOMAC, MD
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $636.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY-PALM SPRINGS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: MEET WITH CA GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS CALIFORNIA'S FUTURE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.69
source

Destination: SANTA BARBARA, CA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: TO REFLECT ON THE WORK OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THE PRESSURES OF THE JOB
Date: Jan 23, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA - GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, BAHAMAS - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON US-BRAZIL RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,035.73
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: MEMBERS OF THE CBC, CHC, AND CAPAC MET TO DISCUSS MINORITY HEALTH ISSUES
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $436.74
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,903.34
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Sam Farr

Pamela Barry
Rachel Dann
Rochelle Dornatt
Moira Hess
Troy Phillips
Edward Steiner
Ann Vaughan



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.