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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

Mexico Solidarity Network


Total cost of 8 trips: $9,146.06


Traveler: Amiri Settles (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS IN CHIAPAS
Date: Jan 4, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Peter Irvine (from the office of John Olver)
Destination: SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, CHIAPAS, MEXICO & MEXICO D.F., MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 6, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,104.06
source

Traveler: Warren Gunnels (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO & CHIAPAS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL, FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of John Porter)
Destination: CHIAPAS AND MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Purpose: INVESTIGATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Mancini (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: CHIAPAS, MEXICO AND MEXICO CITY
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES AND THE IMPACT OF NAFTAN ON MEXICANS
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Vinson (from the office of Peter Defazio)
Destination: MEXICO CITY; CHIAPOS, MEXICO
Purpose: HUMAN RIGHTS OBSERVATION
Date: Jan 7, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,104.00
source

Traveler: Angela Ramirez (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: MEXICO
Purpose: REVIEW HUMAN RIGHTS AND AGRICULTURAL TRADE ISSUES IN MEXICO VIS A VIS THE US
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,386.00
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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.