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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

Alabama Farmers Federation


Total cost of 25 trips: $23,647.72


Traveler: Rick Dearborn (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AUBURN, AUTAUGAVILLE, TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL INFORMATION TOUR
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $560.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Mercier (from the office of Tom Harkin)
Destination: MOBILE, AL
Purpose: SPEAK TO POULTRY PRODUCERS ABOUT FED. OF POLICY
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $604.60
source

Traveler: Earl Hilliard (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: GEORGIA TO MOBILE, ALABAMA AND RETURN
Purpose: AWARD RECIPIENT
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,085.00
source

Traveler: Mary Alice Tyson (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FACILITIES AND FARM OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $853.00
source

Traveler: Anne Cassity (from the office of Bob Riley)
Destination: VISITED AUBURN UNIV., COTTON FARMS, SOIL & TURF FARMS & AGRICULTURE FACILITIES.
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL TOUR OF SOUTHEAST, ALABAMA TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AGRICULTURAL ISSUES.
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $853.00
source

Traveler: Terry Everett (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: DOTHAN, AL TO MOBILE, AL TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE RECOGNITION & AWARD
Date: Dec 9, 2002
Expense: $3,608.00
source

Traveler: Barron Avery (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PENSACOLA, FL, ORANGE BCH., AL, CAMDEN, AL, MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: VISITING FARMS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
source

Traveler: Juliet Hettinger (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: ALABAMA
Purpose: FACT FINDING - AGRICULTURE ISSUES IN ALABAMA
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $502.49
source

Traveler: Tiffany Cobb (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: TOUR FARMS & FORESTRY OPERATIONS IN SOUTH ALABAMA
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,032.50
source

Traveler: Allan Freyer (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: MONTGOMERY TO CAMDEN, AL, TO MOBILE, AL
Purpose: FACTORY-FONDING TOUR OF ALABAMA AGRICULTURAL OR IPES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
source

Traveler: Reece Langley (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: BALDWIN CO., AL; WILCOX CO., AL; MONTGOMERY, AL; LOWNDES CO., AL
Purpose: VISIT FARM AND AGRIBUSINESS OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $905.49
source

Traveler: Artur Davis (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: MOBILE, AL
Purpose: SPEAKER AT WELCOMING DINNER FOR THE 31ST ANNUAL COMMODITY PRODUCERS CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 31, 2003
Expense: $112.00
source

Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: MOBILE - HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: AG TOUR THRU NORTHERN AL
Date: Apr 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: James Wells (from the office of Robert Cramer)
Destination: TRAVELED IN MADISON, MORGAN, LIMESTONE, MARSHALL, JACKSON COUNTIES
Purpose: FACT-FINDING REGARDING ALABAMA AGRICULTURE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $624.87
source

Traveler: Cindy Pate (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: NORTH ALABAMA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL AIDE TOUR
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $360.11
source

Traveler: Allan Freyer (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO HUNTSVILLE, AL FOR A TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA AGRICULTURE SITES
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AL FARMS
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: Allison Thompson (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR FARMS AND RELATED AGRICULTURE POINTS OF INTEREST
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: Dwayne Bolton (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: HUNTSVILLE, AL
Purpose: AGRICULTURE TOUR OF NORTH ALABAMA
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $859.32
source

Traveler: Mary Susan Jones (from the office of Jeff Sessions)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL; HEADLAND, AL; DOTHAN, AL; ANDALUSIA, AL; FLOVALA, AL; ROBERTSDALE, AL; MOBILE, AL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF FARMS AND AGRICULTURAL FACILITIES THROUGHOUT SOUTH ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: J Watson Donald (from the office of Jo Bonner)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL; 4/1 - TRAVEL TO ELBA & ANDALUSIA, AL; 4/2 - TRAVEL TO BALDWIN CO. & MOBILE CO.
Purpose: TOUR ALABAMA FARMS AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL POINTS OF INTEREST.
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: Allison Thompson (from the office of Terry Everett)
Destination: ALABAMA
Purpose: TOUR FARMS AND RELATED AGRICULTURE POINTS OF INTEREST
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: Michael Chahinian (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS, AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
source

Traveler: Mark Dawson (from the office of Robert Aderholt)
Destination: MONTGOMERY, AL
Purpose: TO VISIT PRODUCTION SITES AND MEET WITH LOCAL PRODUCERS IN ORDER TO SEE LATEST PRODUCTION METHODS AND CONSERVATION PRACTICES
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.20
source

Traveler: Julie Busbee (from the office of Spencer Bachus)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL-DOTHAN, AL; RETURN: MOBILE, AL TO DCA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-AG TOUR (AGRICULTURE TOUR)
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
source

Traveler: Dwayne Bolton (from the office of Michael Rogers)
Destination: MONTGOMERY (AL), DOTHAN, COVINGTON CO., ANDALUSIA BALDWIN, ROBERTSDALE, GULF SHORES, MOBILE
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL FACT-FINDING TOUR IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,042.80
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.