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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

Potomac Foundation


Total cost of 33 trips: $83,772.46


Traveler: John Lang (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: RIGA, LATVIA AND TALLA ESTORIA
Purpose: EXPLORE NATO EXPANSION ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,491.08
source

Traveler: Russell Thomasson (from the office of Robert Smith)
Destination: KIGA, LATVIA AND TALLIN, ESTONIA
Purpose: EXPLORE NATO EXPANSION ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,491.08
source

Traveler: Ken Miller (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: ESTONIA, LATVIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON ADVANCING DEMOCRACY & NATO ACCESSION IN THE BALTIC STATES
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,406.08
source

Traveler: Peter Pry (from the office of Floyd Spence)
Destination: RIGA, LATRIA; TALLINN, ESTONIA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON NATO ENLARGEMENT, RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA
Date: Aug 14, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $2,481.08
source

Traveler: Robert King (from the office of Sam Gejdenson)
Destination: COPENHAGEN, VILNIUS, RIGA, TALINNIN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,764.67
source

Traveler: Kay King (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination:
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING VISIT BY STAFF
Date: Aug 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $2,764.67
source

Traveler: Richard Perry (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: LITHUANIA - KANSAS - KLEIPEDA
Purpose: VISIT W/ PRESIDENT, MINISTER OF DEFENSE, MINISTER OF STATE LITHUANIAN SPEAKER OF HOUSE, MEMBERS OF LITHUANIAN CONGRESS RE: NATO, TRADE AND EASTERN BLOC. SECURITY.
Date: Aug 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $2,308.00
source

Traveler: Tanya Shamson (from the office of Sam Gejdenson)
Destination: VILMUS, LITHUANIA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE LITHUANIA'S POL/ECON SITUATION
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,208.40
source

Traveler: Courtney Anderson (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,208.40
source

Traveler: Julianne Gade (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: VILNIUS, KLAIPEDA, PALANGA-LITHUANIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,498.40
source

Traveler: Curt Weldon (from the office of Curt Weldon)
Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Purpose: DISCUSSIONS REGARDING NATO EXPANSION
Date: Aug 22, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,308.40
source

Traveler: Christine Clark (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: LITHUANIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,926.94
source

Traveler: Mark Trumbore (from the office of Robert Brady)
Destination: LITHUANIA
Purpose: DISCUSSION REGARDING NATO EXPANSION
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,898.94
source

Traveler: Joseph Lillis (from the office of Gordon Smith)
Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIAN
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING ON NATO ISSUES
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,926.94
source

Traveler: Patrick Prisco (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: VILNIUS, LITHWANIA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT/FOREIGN MINISTRY/PARLIAMENT
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,848.94
source

Traveler: Vincent Morelli (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
Purpose: TO HOLD MEETINGS WITH KEY MEMBERS OF THE LITHUANIA GOV'T TO DISCUSS U.S. LITHUANIAN RELATIONS AND LITHUANIAN'S APPLICATION TO JOIN NATO.
Date: Aug 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,848.94
source

Traveler: Bernadette Kilroy (from the office of Pete Domenici)
Destination: TALLION, ESTONIA AND RIGA, LATVIA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF LATVIA & ESTONIA'S NATO CANDIDACY FOR MEMBERSHIP, US ASSISTANCE & INVESTMENT IN LATVIA & ESTONIA
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,729.42
source

Traveler: Courtney Anderson (from the office of John Shimkus)
Destination: TALLIN, ESTONIA AND RIGA, LATVIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,500.42
source

Traveler: Nigel De Caster (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: LATVIA, ESTONIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL FACT FINDING TRIP ON NATO CANDIDACY, TRADE RELATIONS & EV STATUS OF BALTIC STATES
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,110.66
source

Traveler: Mary Alice Hayward (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: TALLINN, ESTONIA AND RIGA, LATVIA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH ESTONIAN AND LATVIAN OFFICIALS FROM THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF DEFENSE, PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND POLICY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS BALTIC POLICIES, RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND THE ROLE OF U.S.
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,053.42
source

Traveler: Archibald Galloway (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO PARIS, FRANCE
Purpose: INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS MISSILE DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,918.54
source

Traveler: Frederick Downey (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP ON MISSILE DEFENSE CONDUCTED BY THE POTOMAC FOUNDATION, THE INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS, AND THE FRENCH FORUM OF THE FUTURE
Date: Apr 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,761.22
source

Traveler: Frederick Downey (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: WARSAW POLAND
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE ON NETWORK CENTERS WARFARE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,990.58
source

Traveler: Daniel Fata (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING (EVALUATION OF NEW GOVERNMENT, ASSESS STATE OF BILATERAL RELATIONS)
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,944.44
source

Traveler: Joseph Lai (from the office of Chuck Hagel)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING/STAFF ORIENTATION RE. TRANSATLANTIC RELATING/NATO
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,944.44
source

Traveler: Megan Medley (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: BUSINESS (EDUCATIONAL AND FACT FINDING).
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.44
source

Traveler: Gretchen Learman (from the office of John Linder)
Destination: TIBLISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAUCASUS REGION, THE U.S.-GEORGIA RELATIONSHIP, POTENTIAL SECURITY THREATS TO THE REGION AND TO THE U.S., AND GEORGIA'S TRANSITION TO A DEMOCRACY SINCE THE "ROSE REVOLUTION" LAST YEAR
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.44
source

Traveler: Mark Pfundstein (from the office of Mark Souder)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: BUSINESS (EDUCATIONAL AND FACT FINDING)
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.44
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: EVALUATION OF US-GEORGIA RELATIONSHIP, REGIONAL SECURITY, US ASSISTANCE TO GEORGIA, EVALUATION OF GEORGIA'S TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY, AND US INVESTMENT IN GEORGIA
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.44
source

Traveler: Joe Laird (from the office of Todd Akin)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: LEARN MORE OUT THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA & DISCUSS W/ THEM THE OPPORTUNITY OF NATO EXPANSION & EU MEMBERSHIP
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,487.65
source

Traveler: Julie Schmidt (from the office of John Linder)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: NATO EXPANSION, MILITARY REFORM, AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSIONS WITH MEMBERS FROM THE GEORGIAN MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MINISTRY OF DEFENSE, AND PARLIAMENT
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,857.65
source

Traveler: Richard Urey (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA INT. AIRPORT
Purpose: OBSERVE DEMOCRACY-BUILDING EFFORTS IN REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA THROUGH MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER, PARLIAMENT SPEAKER AND OTHER OFFICIALS
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,667.65
source

Traveler: Larry Lavender (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: TBILISI, GEORGIA
Purpose: EDUCATION AND FACT FINDING REGARDING THE EMERGING DEMOCRACY IN GEORGIA
Date: Aug 13, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,487.65
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.