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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

    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.
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    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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POMBO, RICHARD, Republican Party
California

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $20,534.81

Average cost per trip - $2,566.85
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 298 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Dates - November 15, 2000 - November 20, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Nelson, New Zealand

Purpose - Fact-finding
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Annette Pombo

Travel Cost - $9,715.20
Lodging Cost - $285.00
Meal Cost - $120.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,120.20

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational, retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $10.00
Lodging Cost - $129.00
Meal Cost - $124.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $263.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Dates - January 6, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to gain knowledge in medical education
Notes -

Travel Cost - $145.00
Lodging Cost - $599.04
Meal Cost - $184.54
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $928.58

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - International Foundation for the Conservation of Natural Resources
Dates - May 16, 2002 - May 21, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Shimonoseki, Japan

Purpose - chair meeting of Sustainable Use Parliamentarians Union
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,741.00
Lodging Cost - $428.68
Meal Cost - $425.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,594.68

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, New York Stock Exchange
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - ring the opening bell at the stock exchange
Notes -

Travel Cost - $534.50
Lodging Cost - $371.28
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,055.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Dearborn, MI

Purpose - attend Ford centennial celebration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $260.00
Lodging Cost - $193.86
Meal Cost - $238.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $691.86

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Westin Mission Hills, CA

Purpose - CA Delegation Retreat
Notes - other: group activities

Travel Cost - $301.93
Lodging Cost - $199.98
Meal Cost - $358.43
Other Cost - $20.37
Total Cost - $880.71

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club Int'l
Dates - January 23, 2004 - January 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV - Denver, CO

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - Denver - Reno - San Francisco 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.