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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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LOTT, TRENT, Republican Party
Mississippi

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $36,944.32

Average cost per trip - $3,078.69
Total number of days spent traveling - 40 days
Rank of representative - 175 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Rebel Chapter of Young Presidents Organization, Atlanta, GA
Dates - February 4, 2000 - February 6, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Telluride, CO

Purpose - address winter meeting
Notes - Wife accompanied

Travel Cost - $6,650.00
Lodging Cost - $1,000.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - September 2, 2000 - September 4, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - to address CSX's annual meeting
Notes - Spouse accompanied. Room rate includes meals

Travel Cost - $2,052.00
Lodging Cost - $608.44
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,660.44

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American College of Trial Lawyers, Irvine CA
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - To address spring conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,892.50
Lodging Cost - $1,758.74
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,651.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - CSX Corporation
Dates - May 27, 2001 - May 28, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - To address CSX's annual meeting
Notes - room rate includes 2 meals a day

Travel Cost - $2,000.00
Lodging Cost - $647.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,647.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Ventura, FL

Purpose - Legislative speaking engagement to Railroad Industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,248.00
Meal Cost - $32.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,180.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Defense Research Institute
Dates - June 6, 2003 - June 8, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Destin, FL

Purpose - To address regional meeting
Notes - [Sandestin Resport]

Travel Cost - $953.00
Lodging Cost - $468.00
Meal Cost - $110.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,531.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Shipbuilding
Dates - December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Naples, FL

Purpose - Congressional/Industry workshop
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,370.00
Lodging Cost - $320.00
Meal Cost - $160.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,850.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 14, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pascagoula, MS

Purpose -
Notes - left purpose blank

Travel Cost - $602.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $602.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AAE/ACI-NA
Dates - January 10, 2005 - January 14, 2005 (5 days)
Location(s) - Kona, HI

Purpose - To address conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,616.74
Lodging Cost - $912.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,028.74

Additional family members - No


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

Purpose - Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $549.20
Lodging Cost - $1,383.00
Meal Cost - $510.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,442.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assn of American Railroads
Dates - November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Beach, FL

Purpose - Address Legislative Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,554.00
Meal Cost - $515.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,069.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Popular Culture
Dates - November 10, 2004 - November 13, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Boca Raton, FL

Purpose - Keynote speaker at conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $728.00
Lodging Cost - $904.20
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,632.20

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.