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From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

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  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.

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BONIOR, DAVID, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 20
Total cost of trips - $28,770.55

Average cost per trip - $1,438.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 51 days
Rank of representative - 226 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Conference
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior

Travel Cost - $951.26
Lodging Cost - $1,258.89
Meal Cost - $664.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $2,914.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 17, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Newark, NJ

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Boston, MA - Newark, NJ

Travel Cost - $479.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $479.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Muslim American Youth Association
Dates - December 22, 2000 - December 23, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Speakers at conference were given complimentary rooms

Travel Cost - $1,404.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,404.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - July 17, 2000 - July 18, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose -
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - February 24, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonoir

Travel Cost - $824.00
Lodging Cost - $601.92
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,725.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Fire Fighters, National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - August 1, 2000 - August 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - firefighters paid for airfare, letter carriers for hotel

Travel Cost - $372.00
Lodging Cost - $192.06
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $564.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 11, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Speaking engagements
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judith N. Bonior -- AFL-CIO paid for one nights lodging for member an spouse

Travel Cost - $1,149.00
Lodging Cost - $1,335.75
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $70.00
Total Cost - $2,554.75

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Laborers' International Union of North America
Dates - October 12, 2000 - October 12, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $415.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $415.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans for Peace in South Asia, India Kashmir, Pakistan Anant Education and Rural Development Foundation
Dates - April 21, 2000 - April 27, 2000 (7 days)
Location(s) - Pakistan - India - Kashmir

Purpose - Education fact finding
Notes - Accompanied by wife Judy Bonior -- helicopter transport within Pakistan-Islamabad to Muzaffarabad to Islamabad because time did not allow for travel by road and no commercial flight

Travel Cost - $9,270.00
Lodging Cost - $595.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $10,265.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American-Arab Anti-Discrimination League, New Jersey Chapter
Dates - February 18, 2000 - February 20, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Teaneck, NJ

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Room was complimentary to sponsor

Travel Cost - $399.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $399.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Dates - June 28, 2001 - June 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,447.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,447.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $426.75
Lodging Cost - $232.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $57.00
Total Cost - $715.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AFL-CIO
Dates - February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,114.50
Lodging Cost - $453.72
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,568.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers
Dates - August 6, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $258.11
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $258.11

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Letter Carriers
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - Speech
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $259.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $259.90

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Union of Operating Engineers
Dates - April 18, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mount Pleasant, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $168.54
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $168.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers Idaho Region
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 19, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Onaway, MI

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Spouse Judy N Bonior accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $270.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $270.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America
Dates - July 7, 2001 - July 7, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $509.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $509.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pakistani Association of North America
Dates - June 20, 2002 - June 20, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $225.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Auto Workers
Dates - June 3, 2002 - June 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $425.10
Lodging Cost - $101.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $526.60

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
boots-to-books

From Boots to Books

The longest war in American history is drawing to a close. Now, the men and women who served are coming home, and many hope to use higher education to build new, better lives. They have help from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a piece of legislation that many advocates say offers more support to returning veterans than any policy since the original GI Bill of 1944. In this documentary, we explore how the first GI Bill revolutionized the lives of millions of young veterans, America’s institutions of higher education, and American society at large. But America’s economic and academic systems have changed, and veterans today are returning to a very different reality than their predecessors.

Recent Posts

  • 09.03.15

    The history of the GI Bill

    A staggering 16 million soldiers returned home from World War II, and millions of them went to school. Because GI Bill benefits were generous enough to pay for any college in the country, veterans flooded all types of institutions, from elite schools like Harvard to large state schools, to vocational schools. By 1947, half of all college students in America were veterans.
  • 09.03.15

    The front lines of the long journey home

    Colleges and universities have become the front lines of one of the great challenges posed by war: how to reintegrate the people who've served.
  • 09.03.15

    The GI Bill: One of the last great economic ladders?

    The Post-9/11 GI Bill was supposed to change where veterans could go to college by giving them more money, and, therefore, more options. But since the new bill went into effect in 2009, the percentage of veterans enrolling at four-year public and private nonprofit schools has barely budged.
  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

    In the United States, we tend to think that improving education is about improving teachers - recruiting better ones, firing bad ones. But the Japanese think about improving teaching. It's a very different idea.