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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

Pete Sessions


Total cost of 73 office trips: $178,737.50


Trips by Pete Sessions
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $65,506.55

Destination: ABA LEGISLATIVE LIASON ADVISORY CTTE
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: ADDRESS TO ABA LLAC ANNUAL MTG.
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,621.34
source

Destination: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING TRIP
Sponsor: TECH NET MASSACHUSETTS, KEANE INC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Oct 2, 2000
Expense: $744.85
source

Destination: DALLAS TO MIAMI, MIAMI TO DALLAS
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPOKE ON PANEL
Date: Jan 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,963.91
source

Destination: HOUSTON
Sponsor: SWAILES AND COMPANY
Purpose: SPEECH TO THE ENERGY SECURITY COUNCIL CONCERNING LEGISLATION
Date: Mar 19, 2001
Expense: $187.50
source

Destination: HOUSTON-DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Vision America
Purpose: DELIVER SPEECH TO THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
Date: Aug 23, 2001
Expense: $182.00
source

Destination: CHINA (SHANGHAI, XI'AN, BEIJING, BAOJI)
Sponsor: Association of Chinese Professionals
Purpose: MEET W/ BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT LEADERS TO PROMOTE COOPERATION & STRONG RELATIONS BETWEEN OUR COUNTRIES
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,290.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Institute for Science and International Security
Purpose: MALAYSIAN EFFORT ON TERRORISM, TRADE
Date: Jan 11, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,500.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $9,200.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO FACILITATE MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVED BILATERAL RELATIONS WITH CHINA
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $18,465.74
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: IMPROVING RELATIONS & ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ANTIGUA/BARBADOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,988.76
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose: NAFTA CONFERENCE & BI-NATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Dec 3, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,737.56
source

Destination: LGA-NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT MARKET STRUCTURES AND OTHER REGULATORY ISSUES FACING SECURITIES MARKETS
Date: Jan 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $803.56
source

Destination:
Sponsor: International Dairy Foods Association
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONGRESSIONAL PANEL
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,570.16
source

Destination: OFFICIAL 3119 STANFORD UNIV MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,089.20
source

Destination: REPUBLICA DOMINICANA AND THEN TO ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S 2005 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $8,161.97
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Pete Sessions

Calvert Anderson
Tucker Anderson
Matthew Bassett
Charles Bauer
Scott Cunningham
Guy Harrison
Orrin Harrison
Bobby Hillert
Jeff Koch
Elan Liang
Martin Mcguinness
Jacqueline Moran
Adrian Plesha
Joshua Saltzman
Christine Marie Sequenzia
Jeremy Van Haselen



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.