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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.
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    The front lines of the long journey home

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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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TANNER, JOHN S, Democratic Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $56,397.80

Average cost per trip - $4,699.82
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 110 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - January 22, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - meet w/ Winn Dixie officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,129.00
Lodging Cost - $58.00
Meal Cost - $56.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,243.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Restaurant Association
Dates - May 18, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - speech, visit trade show, meet with constituents
Notes - Spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $3,846.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,666.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronics Industry Alliance
Dates - January 30, 2002 - January 31, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speech
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,854.50
Lodging Cost - $335.00
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,239.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance for Responsible Cuba Policy Foundation
Dates - March 15, 2002 - March 18, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding, education and people-to-people
Notes - other expenses are for local transportation

Travel Cost - $800.00
Lodging Cost - $240.00
Meal Cost - $170.00
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $1,285.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cigar Association of America
Dates - October 2, 2003 - October 5, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Homestead, VA

Purpose - Give a speech-meet with industry officials
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse

Travel Cost - $1,658.00
Lodging Cost - $1,625.94
Meal Cost - $366.25
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,650.19

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Community Financial Services Association of America
Dates - June 27, 2003 - June 29, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Forum on payday advance industry
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses forum related activities.

Travel Cost - $2,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost - $814.00
Total Cost - $4,964.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Participate in seminar on policy
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $959.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $603.56
Other Cost - $140.56
Total Cost - $2,270.96

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Lexington Institute
Dates - March 7, 2003 - March 11, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Havana, Cuba

Purpose - Discuss trade issues with Cuba
Notes - Betty Ann Tanner, spouse-Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $776.66
Lodging Cost - $1,464.00
Meal Cost - $267.36
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $2,558.02

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 26, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Conference on Conservation Issues..
Notes - Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost - $792.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,458.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Conservation International
Dates - January 8, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (12 days)
Location(s) - Madagascar - South Africa

Purpose - view international conservation practices and U.S. technical assistance
Notes - other costs were gifts - spouse Betty Ann Tanner

Travel Cost - $14,032.28
Lodging Cost - $1,164.96
Meal Cost - $480.00
Other Cost - $85.00
Total Cost - $15,762.24

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Electronic Industry Association
Dates - January 28, 2004 - January 30, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - participate in leadership forum
Notes - spouse Betty Ann Tanner - other cost for tours with group

Travel Cost - $811.55
Lodging Cost - $649.00
Meal Cost - $625.00
Other Cost - $90.00
Total Cost - $2,175.55

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - America's Trust Inc
Dates - April 15, 2005 - April 17, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - Seminar on legislative issues; port security, wine industry concerns
Notes - DC - Napa Valley - DC Including spouse

Travel Cost - $10,890.16
Lodging Cost - $1,317.44
Meal Cost - $917.74
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $13,125.34

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.