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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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CAPPS, LOIS G, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $35,683.85

Average cost per trip - $2,099.05
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 182 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 6, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (10 days)
Location(s) - New Delhi, India - Hyderabad, India - Bangalore, India - New Delhi, India

Purpose - Fact finding on US- India relations and bilateral trade
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost. Member estimates 25% to be meal costs

Travel Cost - $6,682.00
Lodging Cost - $2,024.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,706.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Lutheran University
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,460.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,460.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Strengthen bipartisanship in the House
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $126.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $786.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange, Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - April 15, 2002 - April 16, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - fact-finding about U.S. capital markets and international development issues
Notes -

Travel Cost - $335.00
Lodging Cost - $378.21
Meal Cost - $138.70
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $851.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church
Dates - February 28, 2002 - March 1, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Minneapolis, MN

Purpose - speech about current issues before Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,751.00
Lodging Cost - $156.38
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,907.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Dates - September 21, 2002 - September 21, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - receipt of honorary degree and speech
Notes - dates at person expense 9/19-9/20

Travel Cost - $277.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $277.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Potomac, MD

Purpose - Retreat and discussion with Thich Nhat Hanh
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $25.00
Lodging Cost - $196.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $221.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - February 28, 2003 - March 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Congressional Retreat 2003
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $175.00
Lodging Cost - $713.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $888.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 10, 2003 - January 12, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - Prayer, Politics, and Reconciliation Retreat
Notes - Child Laura Capps accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $158.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $398.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - UCLA School of Nursing
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - Commencement address
Notes -

Travel Cost - $58.00
Lodging Cost - $170.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $288.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Dates - November 30, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Geneva, Switzerland

Purpose - observe the signing of the "Geneva Accord" peace agreement between Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Meet with officials from other governments concerning U.S. role in Middle East peacemaking
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,120.25
Lodging Cost - $363.62
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,483.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Dates - January 9, 2003 - January 16, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - fact-finding in Israel and the West Bank
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,624.00
Lodging Cost - $1,225.00
Meal Cost - $229.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,078.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Yale University School of Nursing
Dates - June 4, 2003 - June 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Haven, CT

Purpose - speech on Nursing and Public Policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $933.00
Lodging Cost - $99.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,032.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - January 23, 2003 - January 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA

Purpose - congressional retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $105.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $105.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Santa Barbara, CA - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - bi-partisan California Delegation Retreat
Notes - other-misc. entertainment

Travel Cost - $198.93
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $977.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Democratic Institute
Dates - January 4, 2005 - January 11, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Israel - Palestine

Purpose - Monitoring the Palestinian Presidential Election
Notes - Washington DC - Israel and Palestine - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,848.00
Lodging Cost - $558.00
Meal Cost - $311.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,717.00

Additional family members -


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 1, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Kaktovik, AK

Purpose - Fact-finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling, energy, and wilderness issues
Notes - Portland, OR - Fairbanks, AK - Arctic Village, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - Kaktovik - Fairbanks - Santa Barbara, CA

Travel Cost - $2,119.00
Lodging Cost - $290.00
Meal Cost - $97.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,506.00

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.