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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*

Mark Walker


Total cost of 8 trips: $37,344.84


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Purpose: STAFFING OF SPEECH BY REP. BURTON
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
Purpose: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: U.S. ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL/MALAYSIA INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TRADE/BI-LATERAL RELATIONS/HI-TECH CORRIDOR MEETINGS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER/FOREIGN MINISTER
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $7,248.30
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $5,750.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Walker.


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.