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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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MORAN, JERRY, Republican Party
Kansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $7,697.17

Average cost per trip - $699.74
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 462 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 19, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - examine agricultural trade opportunities in Cuba
Notes -

Travel Cost - $497.00
Lodging Cost - $345.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Agricultural Retailers Association
Dates - December 3, 2003 - December 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Education/legislative award recipient
Notes - other expenses for parking and tolls

Travel Cost - $403.12
Lodging Cost - $203.02
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost - $25.95
Total Cost - $732.09

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - October 6, 2003 - October 7, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $862.12
Lodging Cost - $194.18
Meal Cost - $176.73
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,233.03

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Delta Council
Dates - September 22, 2003 - September 23, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $593.00
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $968.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - New York Mercantile Exchange
Dates - June 15, 2003 - June 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $622.00
Lodging Cost - $321.00
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $973.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - April 26, 2004 - April 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $272.70
Lodging Cost - $134.10
Meal Cost - $11.40
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 20, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - educational
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,257.75
Lodging Cost - $1,001.18
Meal Cost - $181.92
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,440.85

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Farmers Rice Cooperative
Dates - August 1, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sacramento, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver - Sacramento - Denver 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) - United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Assn
Dates - December 12, 2004 - December 14, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Denver, CO - Los Angeles, CA - Denver, CO Any time not at sponsor's expense: One day 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) - Hays Medical Center
Dates - August 12, 2004 - August 15, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Hays, KS - Vail, CO - Hays, KS 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) - USA Rice Cooperative
Dates - November 22, 2004 - November 23, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge, LA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Lafayette, LA - Baton Rouge - Kansas City, MO 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

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.