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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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LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT, Democratic Party
Arkansas

Total number of trips - 11
Total cost of trips - $23,162.02

Average cost per trip - $2,105.64
Total number of days spent traveling - 26 days
Rank of representative - 271 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Junior Chamber of Commerce
Dates - January 15, 2000 - January 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Memphis, TN

Purpose - to receive top ten outstanding young American award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $420.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $25.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $445.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Dates - March 15, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - speak to their annual national convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,736.50
Lodging Cost - $672.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,409.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Randolph-Macon Womens College
Dates - May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Lynchburg, VA

Purpose - commencement speaker
Notes -

Travel Cost - $245.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $245.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for International Policy
Dates - May 28, 2000 - May 31, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Cuba

Purpose - fact-finding mission
Notes -

Travel Cost - $627.00
Lodging Cost - $330.00
Meal Cost - $240.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,197.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Cotton Council
Dates - January 29, 2001 - January 29, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - San Diego, CA

Purpose - Address the National Cotton Council's annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,416.00
Lodging Cost - $218.79
Meal Cost - $35.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,669.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Entergy
Dates - July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Russellville, AR

Purpose - speech on national energy policy to Arkansas Nuclear One License Extension
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,800.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Chi Omega Foundation
Dates - June 29, 2002 - June 30, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Palm Desert, CA

Purpose - Speak at convention and to receive the Woman of Achievement Award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $727.00
Lodging Cost - $95.00
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost - $233.00
Total Cost - $1,100.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Arkansas Orthopedia Society
Dates - April 12, 2003 - April 12, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Heber Springs, AK

Purpose - Keynote speaker for annual convention
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,035.30
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,035.30

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Policy retreat - participate in policy discussions on Homeland Security, national security, budget and taxes
Notes - Spouse and 2 children accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,600.00
Lodging Cost - $570.00
Meal Cost - $900.00
Other Cost - $124.00
Total Cost - $3,194.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Govt Commonwealth Fund Bipartisan Congress Health Policy Conference
Dates - January 13, 2005 - January 16, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Speech on healthcare
Notes - Turnberry Isle, FL

Travel Cost - $782.36
Lodging Cost - $1,351.13
Meal Cost - $932.40
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $3,100.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - Spoke to Association of American Railroads' Legislative Conference on transportation infrastructure
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,321.80
Lodging Cost - $1,844.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,965.80

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.