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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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SESSIONS, JEFFERSON B, Republican Party
Alabama

Total number of trips - 16
Total cost of trips - $18,315.13

Average cost per trip - $1,144.70
Total number of days spent traveling - 30 days
Rank of representative - 321 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Ditchley Foundation, Oxfordshire, UK
Dates - March 10, 2000 - March 12, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - England

Purpose - conference on International Action on Illegal Drugs
Notes -

Travel Cost - $346.50
Lodging Cost - $569.25
Meal Cost - $297.00
Other Cost - $110.00
Total Cost - $1,322.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Defense Industry Association, US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Army Space & Missile Defense Assoc, Air Defense Artillery Association
Dates - August 23, 2000 - August 23, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - speech to space and missile defense conference
Notes - Mobile, AL - Huntsville, AL - Mobile, AL

Travel Cost - $1,700.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,700.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - AAA Cooper Transportation Inc.
Dates - April 21, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Orange Beach, AL

Purpose - to get to Orange Beach, AL
Notes - To speak to Alabama Truckers Association meeting. Birmingham, AL to Orange Beach, AL

Travel Cost - $365.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Samford
Dates - May 26, 2001 - May 26, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Birmingham, AL

Purpose - speech at Stamford University
Notes - Washington, DC to Birmingham, AL

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - August 8, 2001 - August 11, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Colorado Springs, CO

Purpose - Heritage Foundation Conference/Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,745.00
Lodging Cost - $103.16
Meal Cost - $557.13
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,405.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alabama Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Dates - April 4, 2002 - April 4, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Gadsden, AL - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - meeting of AEC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,370.65
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,370.65

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Council of Alabama
Dates - August 25, 2002 - August 26, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - AL

Purpose - To speak and participate in Business Council of Alabama's annual legislative conference
Notes - Other expenses include registration, meals and reception costs

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $138.04
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $800.00
Total Cost - $938.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lockheed Martin
Dates - September 30, 2002 - September 30, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - Tour of Lockheed-Martin Courtland facility
Notes - got to Huntsville by automobile. Huntsville, AL - Washington DC

Travel Cost - $661.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $661.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute
Dates - February 1, 2002 - February 3, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Republican senators working retreat
Notes - at Greenbrier Resort

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $597.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $597.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 3, 2003 - January 5, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speak at awakening conference
Notes - Awakening is at PO Box 19177, Atlanta, GA 31126

Travel Cost - $1,473.00
Lodging Cost - $625.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,098.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for the Study of Popular Culture
Dates - November 14, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - West Plam Beach, FL

Purpose - Annual issues conference participant
Notes - Center is at 4401 Wilshre Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $692.00
Lodging Cost - $516.00
Meal Cost - $552.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,760.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Awakening
Dates - January 9, 2004 - January 11, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Speak and participate at Awakening Conference
Notes - At The Cloisters, Awakening is at 3455 Peachtree Rd. NE - Meals included lodging

Travel Cost - $1,171.40
Lodging Cost - $748.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,919.40

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Faith and Politics Institute
Dates - February 13, 2004 - February 13, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Participate in Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage to Alabama
Notes - Faith and Politics Institute is at 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Suite 304, Washington DC 20002

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $250.00
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $793.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 20, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Montgomery, AL

Purpose - Attend Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Grand Opening ceremony
Notes - Washington, DC - Montgomery, AL

Travel Cost - $575.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman Corp
Dates - June 27, 2005 - June 27, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Huntsville, AL

Purpose - Ground breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Huntsville
Notes - Washington, DC - Huntsville, AL Flew on their plane so reimbursement is first class equivalent

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $580.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman Corp
Dates - October 24, 2005 - October 24, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Mobile, AL

Purpose - Ground-breaking ceremony for Northrop Grumman facility in Alabama
Notes - Mobile, AL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $580.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $580.00

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.