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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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TANCREDO, THOMAS GERARD, Republican Party
Colorado

Total number of trips - 8
Total cost of trips - $39,854.09

Average cost per trip - $4,981.76
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 163 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Egypt's International Economic Forum
Dates - April 12, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Egypt

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $100.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $400.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Islamic Free Market Institute Foundation
Dates - April 5, 2001 - April 12, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - United Arab Emirates - Qatar - Lebanon

Purpose - congressional fact finding
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,150.00
Meal Cost - $330.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $10,480.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters Associations
Dates - February 14, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (9 days)
Location(s) - Ankara, Turkey - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - Fact-finding trip caucus on US-Turkish Relations
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse, accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,708.66
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $308.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,616.66

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
Dates - April 15, 2003 - April 16, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Heidelberg, Germany

Purpose - Attend 20th Annual Congress Berndestag Seminar
Notes - Jackie Tancredo, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,815.00
Lodging Cost - $180.00
Meal Cost - $70.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,065.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Federation of American Immigration Reform
Dates - June 3, 2004 - June 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ - Denver, CO

Purpose - to be a speaker at an event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $669.20
Lodging Cost - $95.25
Meal Cost - $55.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $819.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Airbus
Dates - August 15, 2004 - August 24, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Toulouse, France

Purpose - Aviation fact finding visit to Airbus Headquarters
Notes - Denver - Washington - Paris - Toulouse - Toulouse - Paris - Washington - Denver Personal Expense 8/19 - 8/21

Travel Cost - $10,880.80
Lodging Cost - $508.78
Meal Cost - $322.60
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $11,712.18

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Jasper County Republican Central Committee
Dates - February 12, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - MO

Purpose - Keynote Speaker for Jasper County Lincoln Day Dinner
Notes - Denver - Missouri - Denver

Travel Cost - $560.80
Lodging Cost - $150.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $760.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation
Dates - April 23, 2004 - April 24, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington, DC - LA - DC 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.