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.

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.

Back to all reports


BONNER, JOSIAH ROBINS JR, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 6
Total cost of trips - $17,920.34

Average cost per trip - $2,986.72
Total number of days spent traveling - 17 days
Rank of representative - 325 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 17, 2003 - August 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - Speech and panel discussion
Notes - [Sandestin Resort]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $175.00
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 8, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Event held in district - no travel expenses This information is from a House of Representatives personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL Hyundai Motor America (paid transportation and taxi expenses) Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (paid lunch expenses) One way flight $714.41 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $1,126.90)

Travel Cost - $714.41
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $32.95
Other Cost - $77.37
Total Cost - $824.73

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mobile Airport Authority, Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 10, 2005 - June 13, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Paris - Washington, DC Mobile Airport Authority paid airfare, lodging, partial meals; Mobile Chamber of Commerce paid partial meals Airfare: coach

Travel Cost - $1,222.09
Lodging Cost - $410.20
Meal Cost - $274.84
Other Cost - $35.42
Total Cost - $1,942.55

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - EADS North America
Dates - June 22, 2005 - June 22, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose -
Notes - Washington, DC - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC Round trip flight $2,930.65 (comparable commercial 1st class ticket $2,713.38)

Travel Cost - $2,930.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $192.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,122.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 21, 2005 - August 26, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Tel Aviv, Israel

Purpose -
Notes - Mobile, AL - Tel Aviv, Israel Including spouse

Travel Cost - $6,135.38
Lodging Cost - $1,773.00
Meal Cost - $1,248.48
Other Cost - $2,688.32
Total Cost - $11,845.18

Additional family members - Yes

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.