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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 by*

Patrick Carroll


Total cost of 20 trips: $26,203.87


Trips traveled under the office of Ray Lahood

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: STAFF BRIEFING WITH WALL STREET ANALYST'S SPECIALIZING IN AGRICULTURE CONCERTATION
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $888.00
source

Destination: BLOOMINGTON, IL
Sponsor: ILLINOIS FARM BUREA, ILLINOIS CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION, ILLINOIS SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $374.54
source

Destination:
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: FACT FINDING - SUGAR CANE RESEARCH / INDUSTRY / REFINERY
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $786.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS
Sponsor: Fiserv Mortgageserv
Purpose: TOUR USDA (RURAL HOUSING) COMPUTER FACILITY IN ST. LOUIS
Date: Feb 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,318.34
source

Destination: NEVADA-ARIZONA-UTAH
Sponsor: GOLD INSTITUTE, NATIONAL MINISTRY ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,044.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-PEORIA, IL
Sponsor: Nature Conservancy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $468.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,691.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, TOUR YUCCA MTN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,380.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH TO EVERGLADES
Sponsor: Florida Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-PITTSBURGH
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $422.30
source

Destination: NATIONAL AIRPORT-LA GUARDIA AIRPORT-NEW YORK CITY-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-TOUR LA GUARDIA AIRPORT-2 DAY SESSION IN DYC ON AVIATION SECURITY & THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,331.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: ILLINOIS BEEF, ILLINOIS FARM BUREAU, ILLINOIS PARK PARTNERS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $786.05
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Food Processors Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,096.00
source

Destination: PONCE, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.90
source

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,125.26
source

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,010.00
source

Destination: LOUISIANNA
Sponsor: American Sugar Cane League
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,251.59
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DANA POINT, CA
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Technology Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,300.35
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Food Products Association
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,660.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick Carroll.


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.