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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

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Trips by*

Richard Thomson


Total cost of 13 trips: $9,662.03


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: GUNTERSVILLE, AL
Sponsor: Gold Kist
Purpose: OVERSIGHT OF USDA ONLINE INSPECTION MOTELS PILOT PROJECT
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $327.64
source

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: CLEWISTON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA SUGAR CANE LEAGUE AND SUGAR CANE GROWERS COOPERATIVE OF FLORIDA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE CULTIVATION, HARVESTING, PROCESSING, REFINING AND MARKETING OF SUGARCANE.
Date: Feb 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE EQUITY MARKET CONSEQUENCES OF AG POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $868.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Feld Entertainment D/B/A Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey
Purpose: TOUR BREEDING FACILITY
Date: Jul 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $218.59
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TEXAS
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK CONGRESS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $749.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: BRIEFING ON ECONOMIC TRENDS IN FOOD PRODUCTION
Date: Apr 1, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $620.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,006.00
source

Destination: WICHITA, KS-DODGE CITY, KS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, PACKER OWNERSHIP ISSUES, TRADE, COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING, FOOD SAFETY
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLA
Sponsor: FLORIDA FARM BUREAU, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES
Purpose: TO REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS FOR PRODUCE
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: EXAMINE ROLE OF EQUITY MARKETS IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE PACKING SECTOR
Date: Sep 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $849.00
source

Destination: MARTINSVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Virginia Tech
Purpose: VA AQUACULTURE RESEARCH
Date: Oct 6, 2003
Expense: $410.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $737.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Thomson.


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.