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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

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    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

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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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YOUNG, DON E, Republican Party
Alaska

Total number of trips - 21
Total cost of trips - $83,705.13

Average cost per trip - $3,985.96
Total number of days spent traveling - 82 days
Rank of representative - 55 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - At-Sea Processors Association
Dates - May 4, 2000 - May 8, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - give a speech/annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,342.51
Lodging Cost - $1,270.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,742.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Natural Gas to Liquids
Dates - May 26, 2000 - June 5, 2000 (11 days)
Location(s) - Cape Town, South Africa - George, South Africa

Purpose - fact finding
Notes - dates at personal expense-6/1/2000-6/3/2000

Travel Cost - $6,937.00
Lodging Cost - $520.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,657.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Maritime Officers
Dates - December 21, 2000 - December 23, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Dania, FL

Purpose - speak and tour maritime training center
Notes - lodging and meal=450

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Rifle Association
Dates - June 26, 2000 - June 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Greensboro, NC

Purpose - speak to outdoor writers assoc. of amer
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,200.00
Lodging Cost - $120.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,420.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - February 3, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Reno, NV

Purpose - speak at annual conv. And participate in legis. Workshop
Notes - under lodging - 3 nights

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $319.20
Meal Cost - $275.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $594.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Cook Inlet Regional Corporation
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to board members
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,550.00
Lodging Cost - $375.00
Meal Cost - $448.00
Other Cost - $30.00
Total Cost - $5,403.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - April 27, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Napa Valley, CA

Purpose - attend meeting and seminar with California Wildlife Conservation organizations
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $5,212.00
Lodging Cost - $506.67
Meal Cost - $370.27
Other Cost - $78.00
Total Cost - $6,166.94

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust
Dates - February 23, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speech - tri funds annual conference.
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other costs are not specified.

Travel Cost - $3,653.08
Lodging Cost - $1,246.93
Meal Cost - $260.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $5,200.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Not specified
Dates - September 22, 2001 - September 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Ruidoso, NM

Purpose - fact finding - Museum of American West
Notes - The sponsor was not disclosed. No lodging costs were disclosed for an overnight trip.

Travel Cost - $1,483.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,483.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shortline and Regional Railroad Association
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 15, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - speak at annual convention
Notes - Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,797.00
Lodging Cost - $1,427.00
Meal Cost - $1,425.00
Other Cost - $122.00
Total Cost - $7,771.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Maritime Officers
Dates - February 2, 2002 - February 6, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Dania, FL

Purpose - speak at conference
Notes - spouse Lu Young accompanied.

Travel Cost - $1,240.00
Lodging Cost - $800.00
Meal Cost - $640.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,680.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Associated General Contractors of America
Dates - March 16, 2002 - March 19, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to AGC convention and other industry groups
Notes - Spouse Lu Young accompanied. Other expenses not specified.

Travel Cost - $4,740.00
Lodging Cost - $1,962.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost - $40.00
Total Cost - $7,142.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Maritime Trades Department
Dates - February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - MTD Exec Board Convention and presentation
Notes - with spouse Lu Young - meal expenses included in lodging

Travel Cost - $4,400.10
Lodging Cost - $1,423.32
Meal Cost - $40.37
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,863.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL

Purpose - legislative conference
Notes - with spouse Lu Young

Travel Cost - $1,412.00
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $832.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,076.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2003 - April 6, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable: country of origin labeling
Notes -

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,050.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Winn Dixie Stores Inc.
Dates - November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - roundtable country of origin labeling and WIC reauthorization
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,392.00
Lodging Cost - $60.00
Meal Cost - $90.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,542.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Guardian Air Service
Dates - April 14, 2003 - April 14, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV - Ontario, CA - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - transportation briefings
Notes - with spouse Lu Young

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,500.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Totem Ocean Trailer Express
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 15, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Christening of the MV Northstar
Notes - with spouse Lu Young

Travel Cost - $7,421.00
Lodging Cost - $993.60
Meal Cost - $536.35
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,950.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - West Start, Calstart, UTC, Irisbus, BP, Ballard, Daimler Chrysler
Dates - April 9, 2004 - April 18, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Madrid, Spain - Barcelona, Spain - Heidleberg, Germany

Purpose - European Fuel Cell Development
Notes - 4/9-411 at personal expense

Travel Cost - $2,200.00
Lodging Cost - $1,400.00
Meal Cost - $875.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,475.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of General Contractors, Phoenix
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - address AGC Phoenix annual dinner
Notes - spouse - Lu Young

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,897.91
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,247.91

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Warren Chisholm Benefit to Keep Texas Beautiful
Dates - March 3, 2005 - March 4, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - Honorary Host and Guest Speaker
Notes - DC - Austin - Little Rock

Travel Cost - $3,814.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $209.88
Other Cost - $65.94
Total Cost - $4,089.82

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.