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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*

James Dennis


Total cost of 12 trips: $38,368.17


Trips traveled under the office of Jeff Bingaman

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,599.77
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 3, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $707.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,956.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON NATURAL GAS ISSUES INCLUDING DISCUSSIONS WITH TAX EXPERTS AND A VISIT TO AN OFF-SHORE GAS WELL
Date: Oct 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,835.08
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL PANELS DISCUSSING THE MATTERS RELATED TO LOW INCOME TAX PAYERS AND RETIREMENT POLICY
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO FIDELITY HEADQUARTERS. BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS INCLUDED TOPICS SUCH AS CAPITAL MARKETS REVIEW, THE ROLE OF EMPLOYEE STOCK THE HEALTH OF THE DEFINED CONTRIBUTION WORLD AND INVESTMENT EDUCATION
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,042.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GENEVA, LONDON
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO AN INTERNATIONAL TAX MATTERS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF GERMAN, SWISS AND BRITISH TREASURES AND OECP OFFICIAL
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $11,233.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL, RETIREMENT AND ENERGY TAX MATTERS
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEVERAL PANEL DISCUSSIONS INVOLVING INTERNATIONAL TAX MATTERS AND IN-SOURCING
Date: Apr 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,376.32
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM, BRUSSELS AND WARSAW
Sponsor: TAX FOUNDATION/OFII
Purpose: TO MEET WITH EU TAX AND TRADE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS EU INTEGRATION AND TRADE AND TAX MATTERS INCLUDING FSC/ETI REPLACEMENT, "INSOURCING", EU POLICIES ON DIRECT INVESTMENT IN INDUSTRY AND GROWTH OF JOBS IN THE US
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,314.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON AND SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TO VISIT HIGH TECHNOLOGY SITES AND MEET WITH TAX AND TRADE REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS POLICIES INVOLVING THE GROWTH OF HIGH TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES AND CREATION OF JOBS IN THE UNITED STATES
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,973.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: THE NATIONAL CHAMBER FOUNDATION AND THE AMERICAN BENEFITS INSTITUTE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH OTHER CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND RETIREMENT POLICY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS CURRENT ISSUES INVOLVING RETIREMENT POLICY
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James Dennis.


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.