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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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SHAW, CLAY, Republican Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $26,082.54

Average cost per trip - $1,863.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 76 days
Rank of representative - 247 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - November 24, 2000 - December 1, 2000 (8 days)
Location(s) - Rome, Italy

Purpose - Fact-finding and to speak on trade implications of social policy pension reform
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie Shaw; loding and meal expenses not actually listed

Travel Cost - $5,894.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,894.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Consumer Electronics Association, Large Public Power Council
Dates - January 6, 2000 - January 9, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Fact-finding mission re: tax
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie C. Shaw - no actual expenses listed on the sheet. Las Vegas, NV - Carefree, AZ

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - WILD Foundation
Dates - July 1, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Tzaneen, South Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa - Windoek, Namibia

Purpose - Fact-finding mission to include environment, natural resource priorities and foreign policy
Notes - Accompanied by spouse Emilie C. Shaw - no actual expenses listed on the sheet

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Dates - March 16, 2002 - March 16, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - participate in Futures Industry Association's conference
Notes - Spouse Emilie C. Shaw accompanied.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $510.82
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $510.82

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Edinburgh, Scotland

Purpose - meetings with business and govt. leaders on public policy issues that affect US - Scotland relations
Notes - spouse Emilie Shaw - other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,908.00
Lodging Cost - $1,971.00
Meal Cost - $1,136.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $5,105.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - bipartisan congressional retreat
Notes - spouse Emilie - Grandchildren Keeley clay and Ashton Wilder Grand. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $504.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,454.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dates - January 22, 2001 - January 26, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland

Purpose - head of American delegation to the Commission on Global Aging's 2nd Plenary meeting
Notes - spouse Emilie Shaw. No figures given for expenses.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Duck Key, FL

Purpose - to bring leaders from outdoor industry and conservation organizations together to discuss issues facing America's sporting traditions
Notes - Exact numbers not filled in - with spouse Emilie Shaw. [Personal financial disclosure statement showed location]

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - conference to share ideas
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $609.00
Lodging Cost - $300.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $1,709.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Transatlantic Policy Network
Dates - April 11, 2003 - April 15, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Paris, France - Malaga, Spain

Purpose - discuss transatlantic relations and promote transatlantic partner through member (of Congress) to Member (of European parliament) dialogue.
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. No actual figures for expenses disclosed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ripon Educational Fund
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 15, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - to meet with government and business leaders to discuss public policy issues that affect relations between U.S. & Great Britain.m. Also to meet with British secretary for labor & pensions to discuss social security.
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. [Amended report to remove Kessler & Associats as sponsor. Also to reduce amount]

Travel Cost - $3,470.60
Lodging Cost - $1,218.00
Meal Cost - $1,256.28
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,944.88

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Clark Consulting
Dates - October 24, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - guest speaker at 2003 client retreat-re:ways & means committee business
Notes - spouse, Emilie Shaw accompanied. No actual figures for expenses disclosed.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African Wildlife Foundation
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Tanzania

Purpose - Study of conservation in Tan
Notes - DC - Tanzania - DC Rep did not include any dollar amounts for expenses

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Century Business Services Inc
Dates - August 3, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (8 days)
Location(s) - Shannon, Ireland - London, England

Purpose - International trade symposium
Notes - Washington, DC - Shannon, Ireland - London, England Including spouse Personal expense: 8/8 - 8/10

Travel Cost - $2,934.84
Lodging Cost - $1,610.00
Meal Cost - $920.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,464.84

Additional family members - Yes

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.