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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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    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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CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT, Democratic Party
Massachusetts

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $26,977.81

Average cost per trip - $2,248.15
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 242 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Wilderness League, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 5, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - AK

Purpose - Education
Notes - Accompanied by wife Barbara Capuano

Travel Cost - $4,949.82
Lodging Cost - $722.26
Meal Cost - $123.46
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,795.54

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - August 12, 2000 - August 17, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Sitka, AK

Purpose - fact-finding mission to observe forestry industry and impact on environment
Notes - Accompanied by Staff; Brett Freedman

Travel Cost - $1,893.40
Lodging Cost - $607.99
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,011.39

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Invest to Compete Alliance
Dates - July 5, 2001 - July 6, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Cape Cod, MA

Purpose - Meeting - leadership seminar
Notes - Spouse Barbara Capuano accompanied

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $405.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,013.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - July 12, 2001 - July 13, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Educational - attached letter states was on 'online privacy'
Notes - Spouse Barbara Capuano accompanied

Travel Cost - $340.30
Lodging Cost - $399.41
Meal Cost - $348.95
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,088.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Dates - April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - NV

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $676.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,136.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Chamber Foundation
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - educational
Notes - no location indicated -- spouse Barbara Capuano -- filed may 2002

Travel Cost - $340.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $348.94
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $689.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lighthouse International
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - educational-speaking
Notes - spouse Barbara Capuano-- other expenses include plaque

Travel Cost - $495.00
Lodging Cost - $120.99
Meal Cost - $80.00
Other Cost - $95.00
Total Cost - $790.99

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - New York Stock Exchange
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 5, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - education
Notes - spouse, Barbara Capuano, children, Michael Capuano, Joseph Capuano other equals hotel but lodging listed separately

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $438.99
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $432.11
Total Cost - $871.10

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 18, 2005 (10 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Boston - NY - Israel - NY - Boston

Travel Cost - $4,130.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.40
Meal Cost - $568.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,810.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Irish American Partnership
Dates - July 31, 2004 - August 7, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Ireland

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Boston - Ireland - Boston

Travel Cost - $4,581.24
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,461.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Humpty Dumpty Institute
Dates - January 24, 2000 - January 25, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - United Nations Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $112.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $256.75
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $554.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - NYSE
Dates - January 23, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $333.00
Lodging Cost - $182.00
Meal Cost - $241.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $756.00

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.