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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*

Brad Smith


Total cost of 14 trips: $28,505.68


Trips traveled under the office of David Dreier

Destination: INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,405.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,464.63
source

Destination: NAPA CA
Sponsor: United Distillers and Vintners North America
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,276.00
source

Destination: BURBANK, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,285.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $622.00
source

Destination: HANOI-SAIGAN, VIETNAM
Sponsor: US-Vietnam Trade Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $799.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN FRANCISCO-LA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose:
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,499.51
source

Destination: ECUADOR
Sponsor: Galapagos Conservancy
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $4,543.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT 2003
Purpose: CA DELEGATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $823.19
source

Destination: WASH. D.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BICAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL/ MEXICO CITY/ LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,150.00
source

Destination: DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,047.30
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: BI-CAMERAL CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brad Smith.


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.