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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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    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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FRIST, WILLIAM H, Republican Party
Tennessee

Total number of trips - 28
Total cost of trips - $41,171.13

Average cost per trip - $1,470.40
Total number of days spent traveling - 63 days
Rank of representative - 157 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Grant from the Commonwealth Fund to the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
Dates - January 20, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Miami, FL - Turnberry Island, FL

Purpose - Speaker at bipartisan congressional health policy conference
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $562.87
Lodging Cost - $419.63
Meal Cost - $332.00
Other Cost - $39.95
Total Cost - $1,354.45

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of American
Dates - March 22, 2002 - March 22, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - West Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,467.91
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,467.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Counsel
Dates - February 20, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,554.50
Lodging Cost - $399.30
Meal Cost - $28.20
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,982.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Princeton University
Dates - February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Princeton, NJ

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $968.00
Meal Cost - $156.88
Other Cost - $127.34
Total Cost - $1,552.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Morehouse School of Medicine
Dates - May 16, 2003 - May 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,293.00
Lodging Cost - $151.62
Meal Cost - $52.85
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,497.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Dates - May 30, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - spouse - Mrs. Frist

Travel Cost - $1,411.50
Lodging Cost - $495.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,906.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American College of Surgeons
Dates - October 19, 2003 - October 20, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $427.00
Lodging Cost - $250.48
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $677.48

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 21, 2002 - June 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose -
Notes - child - Jonathan Frist

Travel Cost - $4,067.00
Lodging Cost - $360.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $5,077.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Frist

Travel Cost - $2,584.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $365.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $3,399.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Achievement Technologies
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 19, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Nashville, TN

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - spouse - Mrs. Frist

Travel Cost - $5,135.42
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,135.42

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Samaritans Purse
Dates - November 4, 2003 - November 5, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Asheville, NC

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - wife Mrs. Frist accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,524.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,524.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Middleburg, VA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - spouse - Mrs. Frist

Travel Cost - $246.00
Lodging Cost - $634.00
Meal Cost - $549.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,429.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL - Nashville, TN

Purpose - Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Notes - son - Harrison

Travel Cost - $1,500.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $186.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,936.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Princeton University
Dates - January 26, 2001 - January 27, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Trenton, NJ

Purpose - Board of Trustees Meeting. Washington, DC- Trenton, NJ
Notes - This was filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs aren't listed. Costs were for roundtrip air travel from DC to Trenton, NJ.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - The Thoracic Surgery Foundation
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Conference speaking engagement. Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Nashville, TN
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so cost not listed - costs included air travel.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Princeton University
Dates - April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Trenton, NJ

Purpose - Board of Trustees lunch. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Notes - This was filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual costs aren't listed. Costs were for roundtrip air travel from DC to Trenton, NJ.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Princeton University
Dates - June 3, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Trenton, NJ

Purpose - Retiring Trustees dinner. Washington, DC - Trenton, NJ
Notes - This was filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual costs aren't listed. Costs were for roundtrip air travel from DC to Trenton, NJ.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2001 - June 23, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Forum. Washington, DC - Vail, CO
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so actual costs aren't listed. Costs were for roundtrip air travel for spouse from DC to Vail CO

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Samaritans Purse
Dates - August 27, 2003 - September 1, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Windhoek, Namibia - Nairobi, Kenya

Purpose - Medical Mission Trip
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so actual costs not listed. Costs include air travel.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Civil Rights Museum
Dates - October 18, 2004 - October 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $382.64
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $382.64

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pittco Inc
Dates - October 18, 2004 - October 19, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,616.35
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,616.35

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Natl Assn of Home Builders
Dates - January 15, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Kissimmee, FL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $773.29
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $773.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samaritans Purse
Dates - August 6, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (6 days)
Location(s) - Chad - Sudan - Kenya

Purpose - Fact finding mission and meetings with government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,528.41
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $41.00
Other Cost - $25.00
Total Cost - $1,594.41

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement
Dates - August 9, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sudan

Purpose - Fact finding mission and meetings with government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $17.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $67.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tenwek Hospital
Dates - August 10, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kenya

Purpose - Fact finding mission and meetings with government officials
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $50.00
Meal Cost - $20.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $70.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samaritan's Purse
Dates - September 4, 2005 - September 4, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Fact finding trip
Notes - Nashville, TN - Mobile, AL - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC Total expenses include those of son, Harrison Frist

Travel Cost - $3,298.60
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $12.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,310.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Union Pacific
Dates - October 13, 2005 - October 13, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Antonio, TX - McAllen, TX

Purpose - Fact finding mission - aerial tour of smugglers' trails and briefing
Notes - San Antonio, TX to McAllen, TX

Travel Cost - $288.40
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $288.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samaritan's Purse
Dates - October 7, 2005 - October 8, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Asheville, NC

Purpose - Speaking engagement.
Notes - Costs include expenses for Mrs. Frist. Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,857.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $60.00
Other Cost - $12.99
Total Cost - $2,129.99

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.