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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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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*

Brian Macdonald


Total cost of 7 trips: $36,781.25


Trips traveled under the office of Greg Walden

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Population Action International
Purpose: EDUCATION: INTERNATIONAL AIDS ASSISTANCE AND FAMILY HEALTH
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (12 days)
Expense: $12,433.44
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-U.S. FOREIGN POLICY & RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperatives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VISIT RURAL ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES AND LEARN THEIR IMPORTANCE TO RURAL WEST
Date: Aug 5, 2000 (17 days)
Expense: $2,629.96
source

Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
Sponsor: Asan Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; U.S.-S. KOREAN RELATIONS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,060.76
source

Destination: BEIJING, CHINA-XIAN, CHINA-SHANGHAI, CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL; U.S.-CHINA FOREIGN RELATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN - KYOTO, JAPAN
Sponsor: Japan Center for International Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE W/ JAPANESE ELECTED OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,160.91
source

Destination: TRUMBULL, CT - NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL: STOCK MARKET DATA FACILITY AND SECURITIES MARKET ISSUES
Date: May 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $869.68
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Macdonald.


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.