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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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Trips sponsored by

Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce


Total cost of 28 trips: $37,576.55


Traveler: Charles Freeman (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: STAFF DEL REGARDING PROPOSED US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Traveler: Tiffany Smith (from the office of Bob Graham)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR INDIVIDUALS OR EXCHANGE IDEAS AND DISCUSS POLICY ON U.S./CHILE FREE TRADE AREA
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $621.10
source

Traveler: John Gilliland (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF CHILE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
source

Traveler: Theodore Posner (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOR SENATE STAFF
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Blanton (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.10
source

Traveler: Debra Dixon (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Traveler: Tanner Gilreath (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN USA & CHILE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
source

Traveler: Pete Spiro (from the office of Tim Roemer)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,116.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Maier (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP REGARDING U.S.-CHILE TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Sepulveda (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON TRADE
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,462.89
source

Traveler: Jeff Harrison (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: DISCUSS US-CHILE FTA
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Traveler: Christopher Campbell (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source

Traveler: Bruce Artim (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source

Traveler: Simon Brandler (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE FTA
Date: May 25, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Traveler: Walter Fischer (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS/BRIEFINGS RE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 25, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,336.00
source

Traveler: Lori Denham (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: IAD - SANTIAGO, CHILE - IAD
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Baker (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: SANTIAGO-VALPARASIO
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. US-CHILE FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS ON U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Kate Krause (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATED TO U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Jessica Battaglia (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,166.00
source

Traveler: Kathleen Lydon (from the office of Judy Biggert)
Destination: SANTIAGO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: John Szymanski (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: DC/REAGAN TO MIAMI TO SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE PENDING US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Ryan Guthrie (from the office of Baron Hill)
Destination: SANTIAGO CHILE - VALPARAISO CHILE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE AND THE CHILE-US FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Thad Huguley (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: SANTIAGO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH CHILEAN GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEPS.
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Karissa Willhite (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE/VALPARAISO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE-US-CHILE FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: James Kaski (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source



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.