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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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CLAY, WILLIAM L SR, Democratic Party
Missouri

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $25,398.03

Average cost per trip - $3,174.75
Total number of days spent traveling - 35 days
Rank of representative - 255 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 19, 2002 - April 21, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Tri-Caucus Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $60.81
Lodging Cost - $598.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $658.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - January 3, 2002 - January 7, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding
Notes - other expenses include airport tax

Travel Cost - $1,475.00
Lodging Cost - $700.00
Meal Cost - $172.00
Other Cost - $20.00
Total Cost - $2,367.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - March 26, 2003 - March 31, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Luncheon speaker, breakfast speaker, panelist at housing summit
Notes - March 26 date was at personal expense, family accompanied at no additional expense to sponsor.

Travel Cost - $355.00
Lodging Cost - $814.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,169.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Foundation of Women Legislators
Dates - August 29, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $393.59
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $488.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - June 27, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Purpose - to participate in a conference on the global environment
Notes - spouse, Ivie L. Clay

Travel Cost - $5,512.60
Lodging Cost - $1,600.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,712.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CitiGroup, PhRMA, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Port of New Orleans, iGATE Technologies, Odebrecht, Coca-Cola, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
Dates - April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Location(s) - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brasilia, Brazil - El Salvador

Purpose - fact finding mission; meetings with government and business officials; conference participant
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,811.00
Lodging Cost - $738.00
Meal Cost - $261.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,810.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - UAW
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Speaking engagement --UAW Region 3's 4th Annual Diversity dinner & awards ceremony
Notes - 2:26 St Louis, MO - 4:44 Indianapolis, IN / 8:25 Indianapolis, IN - 11:15 Cincinnati, OH - 11:42 St Louis, MO

Travel Cost - $841.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $841.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National League of Postmasters
Dates - July 31, 2005 - August 3, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - Attend and speak at Postmasters Convention
Notes - St Louis, MO - San Juan, PR - St Louis, MO Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,300.38
Lodging Cost - $750.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,350.38

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.