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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 front lines of the long journey home

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  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

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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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HASTINGS, DOC, Republican Party
Washington

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $19,345.80

Average cost per trip - $1,934.58
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 309 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd.
Dates - January 17, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - West Cumbira, England

Purpose - Visit Sellafield Nuclear site
Notes -

Travel Cost - $7,000.00
Lodging Cost - $543.00
Meal Cost - $270.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,813.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Exchange/Monitor Publications and Forums Inc.
Dates - October 22, 2001 - October 22, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $701.75
Lodging Cost - $157.91
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $859.66

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Claire Hastings 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) - Exchange/Monitor Publications and Forums Inc.
Dates - October 14, 2003 - October 15, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement on nuclear policy
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,276.00
Lodging Cost - $81.00
Meal Cost - $59.71
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,416.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Waste Management Symposia, Inc.
Dates - February 29, 2004 - March 1, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pasco, WA - Tucson, AZ

Purpose - speaker on DOE and what Congress can expect to do with the FY'05 budget request for clean up programs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,087.40
Lodging Cost - $115.50
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.90

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 - Mr Hastings: DC - Phoenix, AZ - Pasco, WA [assumed city] Mrs. Hastings: Pasco, WA - Phoenix, AZ - Pasco, WA

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Apple Assn
Dates - August 19, 2004 - August 20, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaker at national association meeting
Notes - Pasco, WA - Chicago, IL - Pasco, WA

Travel Cost - $731.35
Lodging Cost - $227.50
Meal Cost - $108.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,067.66

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group Int'l
Dates - July 30, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Stuart Island, Canada

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Yakima, WA - Stuart Island, BC Canada - Pasco, WA 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 - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Washington Group Int'l
Dates - July 30, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Stuart Island, Canada

Purpose - To attend and participate in an energy symposium focused on national energy policy
Notes - Yakima, WA - Stuart Island, BC - Pasco, WA Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,350.00
Lodging Cost - $1,300.00
Meal Cost - $520.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,170.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Exchange Monitor Publications & Forums
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 14, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement on nuclear policy
Notes - Seattle, WA - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC Conference registration of $262.80 (waived for speakers) included costs of 2 meals eaten by Rep Hastings. Actual cost of those meals was unavailable from conference sponsor

Travel Cost - $867.10
Lodging Cost - $93.27
Meal Cost - $15.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $975.87

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.