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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

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  • 09.10.14

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Office of

Craig Thomas


Total cost of 51 office trips: $112,223.83


Trips by Craig Thomas
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $31,350.15

Destination: SNOWMASS, CO
Sponsor: Colorado State University
Purpose: SPEAK AT NATURAL RESOURCE CONFERENCE -- 1999 CONGRESS ON RECREATION AND RESOURCE CAPACITY
Date: Dec 2, 1999
Expense: $684.50
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN FARM BUREAU WATER QUALITY CONF.
Date: Jan 10, 2000
Expense: $1,436.00
source

Destination: VAIL, CO
Sponsor: Tom Brown Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM ASSOC. OF MOUNTAIN STATES (IPAMS) MEETING
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $1,500.00
source

Destination: CASPER, WY
Sponsor: M&N EQUIPMENT LLC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CEREMONY FOR TRAINING CENTER
Date: Aug 23, 2001
Expense: $759.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL EVENT
Date: Sep 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $487.30
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,315.47
source

Destination: ANKARA, CAPPADOCIA, ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $9,460.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Colorado River Water Users Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF COLORADO RIVER WATER USERS ASSOC., GIVING A SPEECH & PARTICIPATING IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS
Date: Dec 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $373.50
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Independent Petroleum Association of America
Purpose: TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $1,340.00
source

Destination: VAIL, CO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEECH AT INTERNATIONAL SWEETENER SYMPOSIUM
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $951.75
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING-ATTEND CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,042.63
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Craig Thomas

Brad Bunning
Cameron Hardy
Michael Hill
Chris Jahn
Jody Levin
Michael Moran
Daniel Naatz
Melissa Nelson
Kimberly Pinter
Cynthia Reed
Linda Rouse
David Schwietert
Pati Smith
Bryn Stewart
Celia Wallace
Shawn Whitman



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.