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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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DELAY, THOMAS DALE, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 17
Total cost of trips - $108,566.48

Average cost per trip - $6,386.26
Total number of days spent traveling - 67 days
Rank of representative - 30 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - National Center for Public Policy Research
Dates - May 25, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - England

Purpose - educational
Notes - Accompanied by wife Christine DeLay. Location listed as Great Britain.

Travel Cost - $20,266.00
Lodging Cost - $3,840.00
Meal Cost - $4,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $28,106.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 30, 2001 - September 4, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia - Singapore

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,232.00
Lodging Cost - $1,796.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,428.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Korea - United States Exchange Council
Dates - August 25, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $27,000.00
Lodging Cost - $660.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $28,000.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Taiwan

Purpose - Educational / Meet with government officials
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $702.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,242.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Association of Airport Executives
Dates - January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - speak at national conference on transportation security issues in Kona
Notes - Jan. 10-14 at personal expense. Kona, HI - Vail, CO

Travel Cost - $4,642.80
Lodging Cost - $824.48
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,967.28

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 24, 2002 - January 25, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - ELC Retreat (House Elected Leadership Retreat)
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $113.00
Meal Cost - $77.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $190.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Restoration weekend
Notes - Spouse Christine DeLay accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,042.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $468.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,026.72

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - NASDAQ
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - NASDAQ leadership summit
Notes - Transport cost paid for by eBay, a participant in the summit

Travel Cost - $968.00
Lodging Cost - $960.50
Meal Cost - $290.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,218.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $307.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $717.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - IDT Inc.
Dates - January 29, 2004 - January 29, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - AIPAC policy speech at event honoring Howard Jonas, chairman of IDT, Inc
Notes - transportation was a charter and it was roundtrip

Travel Cost - $3,595.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,595.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 14, 2004 - January 16, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - St. Michaels, MD

Purpose - House leadership retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $306.72
Meal Cost - $593.49
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $900.21

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Richmond, VA

Purpose - Bicameral Leadership Retreat
Notes - Houston - Richmond - Houston

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $389.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $728.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - 104th Class Retreat
Notes - Houston - Phoenix [assumed city]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $504.00
Meal Cost - $1,134.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,638.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Assn of Airport Executives
Dates - January 9, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - 19th Annual Aviation Issues Conference
Notes - Phoenix - Kona - Houston

Travel Cost - $8,020.50
Lodging Cost - $914.72
Meal Cost - $876.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,811.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Barbara Sinatra Children's Center
Dates - February 12, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Palm Springs, CA - Houston 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 - No


Sponsor(s) - DeLay Foundation for Kids
Dates - April 3, 2004 - April 6, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Houston - Miami - Houston 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 - No


Sponsor(s) - FOX News Sunday
Dates - October 1, 2005 - October 2, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Officially connected travel
Notes - Sugar Land, TX - Washington, DC - Sugar Land, TX

Travel Cost - $13,998.55
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,998.55

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.