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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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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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BURGESS, MICHAEL C DR, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $8,420.75

Average cost per trip - $765.52
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 450 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - To address the American College of Surgeons' Board of Governors on health policy.
Notes - Other costs are for taxi.

Travel Cost - $535.00
Lodging Cost - $273.46
Meal Cost - $83.49
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,001.95

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - To address members of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on health policy
Notes - Other costs are for car service to and from airports

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.96
Other Cost - $218.00
Total Cost - $654.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 21, 2004 - January 23, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cambridge, MD

Purpose - conservative members retreat in Cambridge, MD-educational
Notes - other-phones, faxes, business center usage

Travel Cost - $63.75
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $267.17
Other Cost - $39.13
Total Cost - $670.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - February 3, 2005 - February 3, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - Conservative members retreat
Notes - Capitol - Baltimore

Travel Cost - $75.60
Lodging Cost - $212.63
Meal Cost - $64.12
Other Cost - $39.41
Total Cost - $391.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - TXU Energy
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 29, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Fairfield, TX

Purpose - Tour of the Big Brown Power Plant in Fairfield, TX
Notes - Dallas - Fairfield, TX - Dallas

Travel Cost - $735.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $755.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Xelon
Dates - January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Burgess speaking engagement at Xelon Conference
Notes - DFW - San Diego - DFW. [Amended to change year] (Dallas - San Diego - Dallas)

Travel Cost - $434.70
Lodging Cost - $358.02
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $952.72

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Galveston County Medical Society
Dates - January 24, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Galveston, TX

Purpose - Speak at Galveston County Medical Society Annual Installation of Officers
Notes - DFW - Galveston - DFW (Dallas - Galveston - Dallas)

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $217.35
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $217.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Boustany for Congress
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 19, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - Speak at Boustany for Congress Event
Notes - Dallas - Baton Rouge - Dallas

Travel Cost - $216.70
Lodging Cost - $117.52
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $334.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - German Marshall Fund
Dates - December 9, 2004 - December 12, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Meeting with the German Parliament - Bundestag
Notes - Laura Lee Burgess: DFW - Miami / Miami - DFW Michael C Burgess, MD: DCA - Miami / Miami - DFW Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,148.00
Lodging Cost - $775.00
Meal Cost - $512.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,435.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Dates - June 19, 2005 - June 20, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement and acceptance of Legislator of the Year award
Notes - DFW (Dallas/Ft Worth) - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $514.90
Lodging Cost - $176.96
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Michael Burgess
Dates - October 14, 2005 - October 16, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - To assess the damage to New Orleans hospitals in order to identify the needs of the hospital staffs, administrations, and patients for immediate and future reconstruction
Notes - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - New Orleans, LA - Dallas/Fort Worth, TX Congressman Burgess paid for his roundtrip flights. He stayed at the home of a doctor, Mark McGinnus, in Harvey, Louisiana who also served him dinner (grilled hamburgers).

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $15.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $315.00

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.