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Ed researchers: Colleges can do more for students, especially in a bad economy

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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*

Thomas Kahn


Total cost of 11 trips: $34,722.24


Trips traveled under the office of John Spratt

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN AND BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $967.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO BUSINESS GROUP
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.82
source

Destination: BOSTON-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,537.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,211.00
source

Destination: KOREA-MALAYSIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,345.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,299.00
source

Destination: RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: HOLLAND - BELGIUM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,279.17
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Kahn.


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.