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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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SANCHEZ, LINDA, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $54,623.90

Average cost per trip - $3,901.71
Total number of days spent traveling - 62 days
Rank of representative - 114 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Dallas Chapter
Dates - July 13, 2003 - July 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - keynote breakfast speaker
Notes - other-taxi transportation

Travel Cost - $1,853.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost - $116.00
Total Cost - $2,114.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY - Israel - Chicago, IL

Purpose - education mission
Notes - other-security

Travel Cost - $3,911.00
Lodging Cost - $1,112.10
Meal Cost - $377.25
Other Cost - $408.70
Total Cost - $5,809.05

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sony Music
Dates - October 4, 2003 - October 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mexico City, Mexico - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Purpose - congressional tri-caucus retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $843.26
Lodging Cost - $549.70
Meal Cost - $191.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,583.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Planned Parenthood
Dates - March 28, 2003 - March 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,223.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,543.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Council of La Raza
Dates - June 26, 2004 - June 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - keynote speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $559.70
Lodging Cost - $151.30
Meal Cost - $26.04
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $737.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Public Governance Institute
Dates - December 5, 2003 - December 7, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Rancho Mirage, CA

Purpose - California Delegation Retreat 2003
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - other for "group activities"

Travel Cost - $88.86
Lodging Cost - $399.96
Meal Cost - $716.86
Other Cost - $40.74
Total Cost - $1,246.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Confederation of Indian Industry
Dates - January 2, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Delhi, India - Agra, India - Hyderabad, India - Mumbai, India

Purpose - congressional delegation to India - fact finding trip
Notes - with spouse Mark Valentine - lodging covers meals

Travel Cost - $17,338.94
Lodging Cost - $1,461.36
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $18,800.30

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - William C. Velasquez Institute
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 16, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - education
Notes - with spouse Mark - other for fee for educational license

Travel Cost - $3,500.00
Lodging Cost - $3,000.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Brotherhood of Teamsters
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Salvador, El Salvador

Purpose - To monitor the status of the Soto murder investigation
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Atlanta, GA - San Salvador, El Salvador - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $768.60
Lodging Cost - $260.60
Meal Cost - $30.82
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,060.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin American Studies Univ of California at Berkeley
Dates - February 25, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Morelia, Mexico

Purpose - Participation in the third annual United States - Mexico Futures Forum
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Houston, TX - Morelia, Mexico - Houston, TX - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $835.85
Lodging Cost - $662.80
Meal Cost - $134.69
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,633.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Texas Women Lawyers
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Houston, TX - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $617.10
Lodging Cost - $468.84
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,185.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Communications Consortium Media Center
Dates - January 12, 2005 - January 19, 2005 (8 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Sri Lanka

Purpose - Survey Singapore's international disaster-relief efforts to tsunami-hit countries, port security, and survey tsunami devastation and relief efforts in Sri Lanka
Notes - New York, NY - Newark, NJ - Singapore - Sri Lanka - Singapore - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $6,851.60
Lodging Cost - $843.16
Meal Cost - $277.23
Other Cost - $706.07
Total Cost - $8,678.06

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Legacy Foundation, Coalition to Promote Minority Health, SEIU, Aetna, AHIP, United, Wellpoint, BCBS
Dates - July 22, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Minority Health Summit
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago, IL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $782.34
Lodging Cost - $459.30
Meal Cost - $265.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,507.38

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Justice
Dates - August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Participant in an American Bar Association Convention panel
Notes - Los Angeles, CA - Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA

Travel Cost - $925.39
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.39

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.