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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.
  • 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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GRAHAM, BOB, Democratic Party
Florida

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $71,397.90

Average cost per trip - $5,949.83
Total number of days spent traveling - 79 days
Rank of representative - 71 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Inter-American Dialogue
Dates - January 16, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Brazil - Bolivia

Purpose - To participate as part of the delegation traveling to Latin America for Inter-American Dialogue
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $2,943.90
Lodging Cost - $446.40
Meal Cost - $89.90
Other Cost - $28.00
Total Cost - $3,508.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 17, 2000 - April 22, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on United States policy toward Cuba
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $1,104.60
Lodging Cost - $1,792.00
Meal Cost - $1,296.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,192.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (6 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - To participate in the Aspen Institute conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - Good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,367.02
Lodging Cost - $966.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $6,433.02

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner Committee
Dates - November 30, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To deliver the keynote address at the Senator Richard Bryan Tribute Dinner
Notes - good faith estimate

Travel Cost - $4,598.00
Lodging Cost - $350.00
Meal Cost - $200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,148.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 3, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of U.S. National security and the global environment
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,361.20
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,841.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-Russia relations sponsored by the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,758.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $7,258.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in the Congressional program of Aspen Institute conference on Islam
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,822.12
Lodging Cost - $2,340.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost - $150.00
Total Cost - $6,512.12

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 26, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - To participate in the conference entitled U.S. Policy Toward Columbia, as part of the Congressional Program of the Aspen Inst.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,768.96
Lodging Cost - $2,176.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $160.00
Total Cost - $5,384.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - World Economic Forum
Dates - January 31, 2002 - February 4, 2002 (5 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in World Economic Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost - $927.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,727.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 4, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (8 days)
Location(s) - Honolulu, HI

Purpose - To participate in the conference on U.S. - China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,573.80
Lodging Cost - $1,675.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,848.80

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - April 13, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (5 days)
Location(s) - Bahamas

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute conference on Brazil
Notes - other expense not specified

Travel Cost - $1,023.00
Lodging Cost - $2,200.00
Meal Cost - $1,520.00
Other Cost - $100.00
Total Cost - $4,843.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 14, 2004 - August 27, 2004 (14 days)
Location(s) - Venice, Italy

Purpose - To participate in the Congressional Program of the Aspen Institute, conference on US-Russia-Europe Relations
Notes - (actual conference dates August 22-27, 2004)

Travel Cost - $5,696.00
Lodging Cost - $1,875.00
Meal Cost - $2,130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $9,701.00

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.