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Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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Office of

Earl Hilliard


Total cost of 11 office trips: $26,241.30


Trips by Earl Hilliard
Total cost of congressperson's 7 trips: $14,768.29

Destination: LOME, TOGO
Sponsor: University of Denver
Purpose: HUMANITARIAN/FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 22, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,450.00
source

Destination: HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,792.10
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,122.09
source

Destination: GULF SHORES
Sponsor: TOMMY SYKES OF THE DECATUR, AL. CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Purpose: LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jul 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $160.50
source

Destination: ALABAMA TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AND RETURN
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jul 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,120.60
source

Destination: GEORGIA TO MOBILE, ALABAMA AND RETURN
Sponsor: Alabama Farmers Federation
Purpose: AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,085.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL FROM BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA TO RICHMOND, VIRGINIA TO MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Sponsor: NATIONAL BLACK FARMERS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: LUNCHEON GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Aug 24, 2000
Expense: $1,038.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Earl Hilliard

William Borders
Phyllis Hallmon
Matthew Lyons
Frederick Zylman



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

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  • 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.