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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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    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

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  • 09.03.15

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  • 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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LEACH, JAMES A, Republican Party
Iowa

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $18,062.32

Average cost per trip - $1,806.23
Total number of days spent traveling - 32 days
Rank of representative - 324 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 27, 2000 - January 31, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - attend conference and give presentation on American legislative perspectives
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,803.50
Lodging Cost - $791.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,894.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 25, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (6 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - Attend conference, participate in panels, meet with world leaders
Notes - Washington, DC - Davos, Switzerland - Cedar Rapids, IA

Travel Cost - $5,549.58
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,549.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
Dates - June 6, 2004 - June 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at a conference on "Chicago as a Global Financial Center"
Notes - Cedar Rapids, IA - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $182.30
Meal Cost - $23.10
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $245.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Trust for Historic Preservation
Dates - May 9, 2004 - May 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - Congressman Leach was the recipient of the National Main Street Leadership Award
Notes - Cedar Rapids, IA - Albuquerque, NM - Cedar Rapids, IA

Travel Cost - $1,391.90
Lodging Cost - $319.14
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,711.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 22, 2004 - January 25, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Davos, Switzerland

Purpose - Attend conference, participate in panels
Notes - Washington, DC - Davos, Switzerland Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,578.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,878.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Princeton Univ
Dates - April 2, 2004 - April 3, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Princeton, NJ

Purpose - Trustee meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Princeton, NJ - Washington, DC 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) - National Main Street
Dates - May 9, 2004 - May 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Albuquerque, NM

Purpose - Leadership award
Notes - Cedar Rapids, IA - Albuquerque, NM - Cedar Rapids, IA 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) - Century Foundation
Dates - May 13, 2004 - May 14, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Board meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - New York, NY - Washington, DC 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) - Princeton Univ
Dates - May 29, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Trenton, NJ

Purpose - Trustee meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ - Washington, DC 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) - Yale Univ
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 10, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aspen, CO

Purpose - To deliver a keynote address and participate in a conference on the environment and climate change
Notes - Washington, DC - Denver, CO - Aspen, CO - Denver, CO - Cedar Rapids, IA Personal expense: 10/9/05

Travel Cost - $1,228.80
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost - $155.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,783.80

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.