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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*

David Best


Total cost of 8 trips: $7,370.08


Trips traveled under the office of Orrin Hatch

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Emi Music
Purpose: MEETINGS AND FACT-FINDING TRIP REGARDING COPYRIGHT ISSUES AND PROTECTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Jun 28, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,569.80
source


Trips traveled under the office of Strom Thurmond

Destination: THE BOARS HEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2000 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND MEETINGS REGARDING TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,301.48
source

Destination: THE BOARS KEAD INN, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: THE 2001 CHIEF OF STAFF LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (YUCCA MOUNTAIN NEVADA TEST SITE)
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL BRIEFING AND TOUR OF NUCLEAR WASTE STORAGE
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $944.50
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $582.30
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG LODGE, WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $564.00
source

Destination: SAVANNAH RIVER SITE (SRS), AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER COMPANY
Purpose: SRS SITE VISIT AND INFORMATIONAL BRIEFINGS
Date: Aug 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $208.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Best.


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.