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.

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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

James French


Total cost of 18 trips: $22,416.35


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Berman

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,977.77
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKER ON A PANEL AT NAB CONVENTION
Date: Sep 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Association of Local Television Stations
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL, VISIT TRADE SHOW, LEARN ABOUT LOCAL T.V. INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Genentech Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; TO LEARN ABOUT GENE PATIENTS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, TO D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,475.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLLIN IN FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONFERENCE PANEL RE: DIGITAL MUSIC LEGISL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $635.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,012.00
source

Destination: L.A.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,058.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: ASPEN CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,000.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,504.33
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Toy Industry Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL AT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $936.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,766.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James French.


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.