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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?

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    The troubled history of vocational education

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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*

Bobby Hillert


Total cost of 10 trips: $13,191.04


Trips traveled under the office of Pete Sessions

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FURTHER EXAMINE FCC RULINGS IN REGARD TO TELECOMM INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,064.77
source

Destination: TAIPEI/KENTING
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Medco Health Solutions Inc
Purpose: VISIT AUTOMATED PHARMACY/CALL CENTER
Date: Dec 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,119.61
source

Destination: STANFORD UNIV. MED CENTER
Sponsor: Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation
Purpose: VIEW RESEARCH IN DOWN SYNDROME, AUTISM, PARKINSON'S
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: VISIT PARKLAND HOSPITAL
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: VIEW THE ROLE PARKLAND PLAYS IN DALLAS
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $428.20
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO LEARN PERSPECTIVES FROM EXPERTS REGARDING THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY'S TRADE AND INVESTMENT TRENDS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $720.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT IMPORTANT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,751.66
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE HARDWARE THAT GOES INTO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $255.00
source

Destination: CINCY
Sponsor: TOYOTA MANUFACTURING, ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS, INTERNATIONAL PAPER, AIC STEE NCR, MILACRON CINERGY
Purpose: ALLOWED STAFF TO SEE INNER-WORKINGS OF MANUFACTURING SECTOR. ILLUSTRATED IMPACT OF MANUFACTURING ON AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WORKFORCE
Date: Aug 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,101.46
source

Destination: DALLAS
Sponsor: Parkland Hospital
Purpose: INTERACTIVE CONFERENCE DESIGNED TO ALLOW LEGISLATIVE STAFF W/ RESPONSIBILITIES FOR HEALTH CARE ISSUES
Date: Aug 24, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $440.34
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bobby Hillert.


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.