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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*

Charles Barnett


Total cost of 14 trips: $23,700.41


Trips traveled under the office of Blanche Lincoln

Destination: SAVANNAH, FA
Sponsor: American Forest & Paper Association
Purpose: FORESTRY TOUR
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $957.90
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: National Mining Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL MINING TOUR
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $3,203.85
source

Destination: JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF JAPANESE NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,530.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,801.54
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: STAFF FAMILIARITY TOUR
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.45
source

Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DLC RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $297.48
source

Destination: FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT'S TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: OVERVIEW OF NUCLEAR SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,736.76
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: TO SPEAK BEFORE THE SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF N. AMERICA'S LANDFILL GAS SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $939.26
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO THE AMERICAN GAS ASSOCIATION'S 2002 PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND MARKETING FORUM
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,330.00
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: FORESTRY TOUR
Date: Aug 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $969.50
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT TO DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $318.73
source

Destination: TAMPA, FL
Sponsor: SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: TO SPEAK BEFORE THE SOLID WASTE ASSOCIATION OF N. AMERICA'S LANDFILL WAS SYMPOSIUM
Date: Mar 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $607.37
source

Destination: LAKEVIEW, ARKANSAS
Sponsor: Southwestern Power Resources Association
Purpose: TOUR OF HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY
Date: May 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,493.50
source

Destination: GILLETTE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF A COAL MINE
Date: Jul 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,184.07
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Charles Barnett.


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.