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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

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Total cost of 56 trips: $94,858.73


Traveler: Robert Smith (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $3,430.00
source

Traveler: Hazen Marshall (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,355.52
source

Traveler: Jon Traub (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: SEMINARS & MEETINGS ON TAX & HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,552.00
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Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Purpose: SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,289.00
source

Traveler: Tim Reif (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose:
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,505.51
source

Traveler: Mark Foley (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Purpose: WORKSHOP/CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,650.00
source

Traveler: Richard Neal (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: CHATHAM, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,575.00
source

Traveler: Joe Moakley (from the office of Joe Moakley)
Destination: WEQUASSETT INN-CHATHAM, MA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,250.00
source

Traveler: Tony Rudy (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,346.00
source

Traveler: Tim Reif (from the office of Charles Rangel)
Destination: COPE COD, MASS (CHATHAM)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONG. LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,330.50
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,246.00
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Traveler: John Horner (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,116.50
source

Traveler: Suzanne Te Beau (from the office of Bud Shuster)
Destination: CHATHAM, MA, VIA BOSTON AND HYANNIS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN THE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR SPONSORED BY THE INVEST TO COMPETE ALLIANCE
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,153.00
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
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Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,966.50
source

Traveler: Robert Smith (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,049.50
source

Traveler: Christopher King (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $841.50
source

Traveler: John Horner (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: TAMPA - PALM BEACH GARDENS - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,005.00
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Purpose:
Date: Dec 1, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,055.00
source

Traveler: Ali Amirhooshmand (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 9, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $679.00
source

Traveler: Bryce Dustman (from the office of Philip Crane)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SUN VALLEY, ID
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,427.50
source

Traveler: Katherine Kless (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,735.00
source

Traveler: Karin Hope (from the office of Jim Ramstad)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,799.50
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SUN VALLEY
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,403.50
source

Traveler: Mark Foley (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: CONFERENCE/SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,824.00
source

Traveler: Richard Neal (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,671.00
source

Traveler: Joseph Crapa (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: CAPE COD MA
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,924.00
source

Traveler: Stephen Bailey (from the office of Kent Conrad)
Destination: CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,111.00
source

Traveler: Ellen Doneski (from the office of John Rockefeller)
Destination: CAPE CAD, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.00
source

Traveler: James Maloney (from the office of James Maloney)
Destination: CLINTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,127.00
source

Traveler: Kirk Fordham (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: BOSTON
Purpose: CONFERENCE/SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,305.00
source

Traveler: Michael Capuano (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Traveler: James Conzelman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: CHATHAM, MASS
Purpose: PANEL MEMBER AND FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,060.75
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,060.75
source

Traveler: Kathryn Lehman (from the office of Tom Delay)
Destination: WASH DC
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT SEMINAR ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES INVOLVING TAXES; ENERGY; MANUFACTURING
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,438.00
source

Traveler: John Horner (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: PALM GARDENS, FL
Purpose: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $729.50
source

Traveler: Hazen Marshall (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Purpose: GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SEMINAR
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Traveler: Jon Traub (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: DC - SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: BROAD RANGING DISCUSSIONS ON PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES FACING THE CONGRESS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,105.00
source

Traveler: John Horner (from the office of J.C. Watts)
Destination: KETCHUM, IDAHO
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL EDUCATION CENTER
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Traveler: Mark Foley (from the office of Mark Foley)
Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.35
source

Traveler: Bob Brooks (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: NEWPORT, RI
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/SEMINARS
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,607.50
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: PGA NATIONAL RESORT AND SPA, PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ITCA'S WINTER CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Dec 13, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,844.00
source

Traveler: John Fechery (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSIONS ON ISSUES FACING AMERICAN WORKGAS
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.13
source

Traveler: Richard Neal (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR
Date: Jul 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,090.00
source

Traveler: Bob Brooks (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.50
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN TAX SEMINAR
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,180.90
source

Traveler: Evan Liddiard (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN 2004 CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 18, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.01
source

Traveler: Kevin Fromer (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: KETCHUM, ID
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,130.90
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SUN VALLEY, ID
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN TAX SEMINAR
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,180.90
source

Traveler: Richard Neal (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: CAPE COD, MA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,470.00
source

Traveler: Bob Brooks (from the office of Jim Mccrery)
Destination: HYANNIS, MA
Purpose: SEMINAR/SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,677.74
source

Traveler: Michael Enzi (from the office of Michael Enzi)
Destination: CAPE COD, MASSACHUSSETTS
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE "INVEST TO COMPETE ALLIANCE" CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 3, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,635.18
source

Traveler: Mark Strand (from the office of James Talent)
Destination: PALM BEACH GARDENS, FLORIDA
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,346.20
source

Traveler: Katherine Kless (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: FACT FINDING/LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $902.20
source

Traveler: Kyle Downey (from the office of Rob Portman)
Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $960.19
source

Traveler: Richard Neal (from the office of Richard Neal)
Destination: WEQUASSETT INN, CHATHAM, MA (BY PERSONAL AUTOMOBILE)
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE SEMINAR/BIPARTISAN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $980.00
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Henninger High School in Syracuse, New York, during the college affordability bus tour, Aug. 22, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Goodbye, College Ratings (For Now)

The Obama administration recently declared that it would no longer pursue a college ratings system based on accessibility, affordability and student success. And college presidents everywhere breathed a sigh of relief.

Recent Posts

  • 07.23.15

    Sweet Briar Returns

    Sweet Briar College was about to close after struggling with dwindling enrollment and other problems. An alumni group raised more than 20 million dollars in pledges to keep the doors open, but the school's survival is still deeply in doubt.
  • 07.15.15

    The Future of Historically Black Colleges

    Historically Black Colleges and Universities proliferated throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when many white schools refused to admit African Americans, especially in the South. Our guest this week feels HBCUs still serve a crucial role in higher education.
  • 07.07.15

    Talking About Race in Schools

    Over the past year, race relations have dominated the news cycle. This can bring up difficult questions, especially for parents and teachers. Our guest Yolanda Moses says Americans need to find more ways to talk about race in schools.
  • 07.02.15

    Minorities and Special Ed

    For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.