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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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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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POMEROY, EARL RALPH, Democratic Party
North Dakota

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $45,003.92

Average cost per trip - $3,750.33
Total number of days spent traveling - 52 days
Rank of representative - 141 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Dates - June 5, 2000 - June 6, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Speech to MSDW Global Pensions Group
Notes -

Travel Cost - $235.20
Lodging Cost - $272.67
Meal Cost - $66.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $573.87

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - Speech to the National Farmers Union Convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $601.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $744.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Life Insurance Co., Wellpoint Health Networks
Dates - May 31, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Thousand Oaks, CA - Newport Beach, CA

Purpose - Breakfast speech to Pacific Life; lunch speech to Wellpoint
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,421.25
Lodging Cost - $172.92
Meal Cost - $32.50
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,626.67

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Participate in Agriculture Committee Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $125.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $265.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Passe Club International
Dates - December 4, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Speech to National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Notes - No location listed

Travel Cost - $544.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $18.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $562.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Save the Children, OXFAM, Academy for Educational Development
Dates - January 21, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Mali - Ghana

Purpose - Educational
Notes - Other expenses for incidentals

Travel Cost - $5,008.50
Lodging Cost - $465.56
Meal Cost - $181.58
Other Cost - $31.96
Total Cost - $5,687.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic and International Studies, Japan External Trade Organization
Dates - August 24, 2001 - August 30, 2001 (7 days)
Location(s) - Tokyo, Japan

Purpose - Keynote address as Global Aging Initiative Commission Member
Notes -

Travel Cost - $6,746.25
Lodging Cost - $995.69
Meal Cost - $520.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,261.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Better Hong Kong Foundation, Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association, Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 14, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Hong Kong - Taiwan - South Korea

Purpose - increase knowledge of security, trade, political environments in region
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,688.30
Lodging Cost - $1,750.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,838.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council on Compensation Insurance
Dates - May 6, 2004 - May 7, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Keynote speech at NCCI's Annual Symposium
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,334.70
Lodging Cost - $235.00
Meal Cost - $119.19
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,688.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - US Malaysia Exchange Assn
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Malaysia

Purpose - This trip was designed to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the US and Malaysia as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meeting is attached.
Notes - Washington, DC - Korea - Malaysia - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $5,297.92
Lodging Cost - $363.00
Meal Cost - $126.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,786.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Korea-US Exchange Council
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - South Korea

Purpose - This trip designed to strength the bilateral relationship between the US and the Republic of Korea as long-time allies and key trading partners. The complete list of meetings held is attached.
Notes - Washington, DC - Korea - Malaysia - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $5,378.92
Lodging Cost - $1,200.00
Meal Cost - $410.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $7,078.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Americans United to Protect Social Security
Dates - March 24, 2005 - March 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Rochester, MN

Purpose - Discuss Social Security
Notes - Fargo, ND - Rochester, MN - Bismarck, ND

Travel Cost - $881.81
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $8.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $889.81

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.