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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*

Kevin Fitzpatrick


Total cost of 12 trips: $44,360.70


Trips traveled under the office of Steve Chabot

Destination: MEETINGS: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE; US EMBASSY; US 8TH ARMY HQ; UN COMMAND; DMZ; NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; YOSEI UNIVERSITY; INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL SECURITY; AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE; KOREA FOUNDATION
Sponsor: Republic of Korea
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: May 26, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,825.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN AND JAPAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN INTL INTER-PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON ASIAN-PACIFIC SECURITY AND MEET WITH TAIWANESE OFFICIALS INCLUDING PRESIDENT, VP, PREMIER, FOREIGN MINISTER AND LEGISLATORS, AND TO MEET WITH JAPANESE MINISTERS AND LEGISLATORS
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,220.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF VISIT TO UNITED NATIONS
Date: Jul 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $706.40
source

Destination: Taiwan
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: To participate in meetings with Taiwan government officials, office of the President, National Security Council, Mainland Affairs Office, Foreign and Health Ministry, ect.,
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $4,050.00
source

Destination: Washington, Taipei, Washington
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Attend Int'l Interparlimentary conference on Asia Pacific Security, meet with the President, Vice President, foreign minister and legislators
Date: Jan 12, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,650.00
source

Destination: Washington D.C, New York, NY, Washington, D.C.
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: Meetings with United Nations officials
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $835.90
source

Destination: Washington D.C., Taipei, Washington D.C.
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Meeting with President, Vice President, Foreign Affairs Minister, President of Legislative Yuan, Chairman of Mainland Affairs Council, Members of Legislative, American Institute in Taiwan
Date: May 24, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $3,190.00
source

Destination: D.C., Seoul Korea, D.C.
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: Meeting with National Security Advisor & Defense Advisor to the President, Members of the National Assembly, US Ambassador to Rok, USAF-Korea
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,742.20
source

Destination: D.C.; Chicago, IL; D.C.
Sponsor: Association for Manufacturing Technology
Purpose: Attend 2004 International Manufacturing Technology show
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $811.60
source

Destination: D.C.; Taipei; D.C.
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: Meet with government officials, observe parlimentary elections
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: MEET WITH SENIOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, BUSINESS LEADERS, TOUR ANTIQUITY SITES, US AID PROJECTS
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $2,793.15
source

Destination: SERBIA, MACEDONIA, KOSOVO, MONTENEGRO
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: MEET WITH GOV'T OFFICIALS, USAID, UN MILITARY COMMAND, NGO'S, BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, PARLIAMENTARIANS
Date: Feb 19, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $6,336.45
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kevin Fitzpatrick.


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.