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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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ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $65,480.09

Average cost per trip - $5,036.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 57 days
Rank of representative - 80 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation
Dates - October 5, 2001 - October 10, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Bahrain - Beirut, Lebanon - Paris, France

Purpose - To promote support for the war on terrorism
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10,227.42
Lodging Cost - $665.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,892.42

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Philippines United Against Crime, Kuwait FOTN
Dates - February 21, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Philippines - Kuwait

Purpose - Research
Notes - Spouse Katharine S. Issa

Travel Cost - $9,979.62
Lodging Cost - $2,300.00
Meal Cost - $1,462.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,741.62

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 Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Katharine S. Issa, other costs not specified, meals included in lodging

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $1,352.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - May 24, 2002 - May 30, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - Cairo, Egypt

Purpose - Participate in panel discussion and keynote speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Katharine Issa

Travel Cost - $6,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,300.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - to see first-hand the strides made in the hi-tech arena
Notes - accompanied by spouse Katharine Issa

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $980.00
Meal Cost - $540.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,520.00

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose - Keynote speaker at banquet
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,882.75
Lodging Cost - $687.20
Meal Cost - $168.14
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,738.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United States Telecom Association
Dates - March 17, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,399.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $177.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,576.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lebanese American Association
Dates - March 2, 2002 - March 3, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Burlingame, CA

Purpose - Keynote speaker
Notes - accompanied by spouse Katharine Issa

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $350.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association
Dates - January 9, 2003 - January 11, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend Consumer Electronics Show
Notes - Spouse Katharine S Issa accompanied.

Travel Cost - $2,324.00
Lodging Cost - $879.63
Meal Cost - $282.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,485.63

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 5, 2005 - January 7, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend the Consumer Electronics Show as a Leader in Technology guest
Notes - San Diego - Las Vegas - San Diego

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $678.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL), Islamic Free Market Institute, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Dates - March 25, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (11 days)
Location(s) - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon - Doha, Qatar

Purpose - Fact finding, attend annual forum on Democracy and free trade in Doha
Notes - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon - Doha, Qatar - Washington, DC Personal expense: 3/31 - 4/4 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $15,084.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $3,053.00
Total Cost - $18,137.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Assn
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Attend the Consumer Electronics Show
Notes - Phoenix - Las Vegas - San Diego Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $608.22
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,248.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's Int'l Economic Forum
Dates - August 28, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Luxor, Egypt

Purpose - Address the third IT and Telecom Conference in the Arab World. For the past two consecutive years, Cong. Issa has been invited to attend and address this regional conference organized by the Forum.
Notes - Cairo - Luxor - Cairo Including spouse No Date Stamp from the Office of the Clerk US House of Representatives

Travel Cost - $320.00
Lodging Cost - $90.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $460.00

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.