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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 Obey


Total cost of 26 office trips: $94,626.04


Trips by David Obey
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $73,299.01

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,676.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Feb 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,599.60
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, B.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 30, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,952.04
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLANDS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $5,457.60
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,930.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $9,745.60
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,766.27
source

Destination: MEMBER: DC-SCOTTSDALE, AZ/TUCSON, AZ-LOS ANGELES, CA SPOUSE: SCOTTSDALE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $4,666.90
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,499.40
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO TO GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S. RELATIONS WITH SOUTH AMERICA AND BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,976.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO VENICE, ITALY TO PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,961.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MO
Sponsor: Dick Gephardt Legacy Fund
Purpose: TRIBUTE EVENT FOR CONGRESSMAN DICK GEPHARDT
Date: Dec 9, 2004
Expense: $500.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of David Obey

Michelle Burkett
Paul Carver
Christina Hamilton
William Painter
David Sirota
Cheryl Smith
Melissa Vetterlund



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.