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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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FLETCHER, ERNIE, Republican Party
Kentucky

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $49,404.30

Average cost per trip - $4,117.03
Total number of days spent traveling - 53 days
Rank of representative - 127 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,507.20
Lodging Cost - $1,258.90
Meal Cost - $870.64
Other Cost - $79.90
Total Cost - $3,716.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Medical Association
Dates - March 26, 2000 - March 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - National Leadership Development Conference panel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,355.50
Lodging Cost - $223.88
Meal Cost - $92.10
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,671.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business and Industry PAC, National Assn of Business PACs
Dates - November 16, 2000 - November 19, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Speak to both groups regarding 107th Congress
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied; note: Groups had incomplete data and some that needed clarification. Will file amendment if needed after report final details.[assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $2,120.00
Lodging Cost - $866.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost - $80.00
Total Cost - $3,416.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Healthcare conference
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. 1/8 through 1/10 at own expense.

Travel Cost - $1,870.00
Lodging Cost - $1,309.50
Meal Cost - $990.72
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $4,260.12

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Manufacturers
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - FL

Purpose - Speaker/participant at annual meeting for business associations.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified. Transport to/from airport included in transport cost.

Travel Cost - $910.00
Lodging Cost - $782.00
Meal Cost - $608.00
Other Cost - $17.22
Total Cost - $2,317.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Horse Council
Dates - October 26, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Horse breeding educational session
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied.

Travel Cost - $539.50
Lodging Cost - $785.42
Meal Cost - $726.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,050.92

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Osceola, IA

Purpose - Roundtable discussion of Farm Bill and event for Foundation
Notes - Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $285.72
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost - $195.00
Total Cost - $591.23

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Scotland

Purpose - Transatlantic conference.
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,539.84
Lodging Cost - $2,310.50
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $8,076.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 18, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Scotland - Israel

Purpose - Educational mission
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,977.32
Lodging Cost - $2,023.70
Meal Cost - $1,391.30
Other Cost - $986.00
Total Cost - $10,378.32

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Retreat
Notes - Spouse Glenna Fletcher accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - February 15, 2002 - February 19, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - listening tour and healthcare forum
Notes - spouse Glenna Fletcher

Travel Cost - $7,158.76
Lodging Cost - $996.36
Meal Cost - $1,308.90
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,464.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dates - May 4, 2002 - May 6, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - 51st annual convention -- educational meetings and exposition
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,479.38
Lodging Cost - $687.20
Meal Cost - $93.43
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,260.01

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.