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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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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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WELLSTONE, PAUL DAVID, Democratic Party
Minnesota

Total number of trips - 15
Total cost of trips - $21,562.58

Average cost per trip - $1,437.51
Total number of days spent traveling - 27 days
Rank of representative - 287 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - University of North Carolina School of Law
Dates - March 24, 2000 - March 26, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Raleigh, NC

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Washington, DC - Raleigh/Durham, NC - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $592.00
Lodging Cost - $650.00
Meal Cost - $117.39
Other Cost - $50.25
Total Cost - $1,409.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 1, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Wife Sheila accompanied. Minneapolis, MN - New Orleans, LA

Travel Cost - $1,333.50
Lodging Cost - $327.90
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,661.40

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Mike Moskoff Madison Community Health Center
Dates - May 12, 2000 - May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Madison, WI

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Washington, DC - Chicago - Madison, WI - Minneapolis

Travel Cost - $1,296.00
Lodging Cost - $165.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,461.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - May 20, 2000 - May 20, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Pittsburgh, PA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - one-way flight. Washington, DC - Pittsburgh

Travel Cost - $331.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $331.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - SEIU AFL-CIO
Dates - September 29, 2000 - September 30, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Other expenses were for a cab.

Travel Cost - $2,180.00
Lodging Cost - $434.89
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $69.00
Total Cost - $2,683.89

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Farmers Union
Dates - February 26, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Salt Lake City, UT

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Minneapolis, MN - Salt Lake City, UT - Minneapolis, MN

Travel Cost - $1,275.00
Lodging Cost - $127.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,402.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Columbia University
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,672.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,672.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Common Cause
Dates - July 31, 2000 - July 31, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Speaking engagement at Shadow convention 2000
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,111.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,111.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Steelworkers of America
Dates - August 7, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,153.00
Lodging Cost - $152.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,305.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Center for Latin America Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Dates - April 16, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $2,532.00
Lodging Cost - $255.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,787.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Dates - May 1, 2001 - May 2, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $945.55
Lodging Cost - $279.46
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,225.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Jewish Democratic Council
Dates - June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Cleveland, OH

Purpose - speaking engagement
Notes - Mrs. Wellstone accompanied

Travel Cost - $1,579.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,579.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 16, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,373.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,373.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Random House Inc.
Dates - July 25, 2001 - July 26, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Interview, speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $817.78
Lodging Cost - $169.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $986.78

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Citizen Action, Illinois, 28 East Jackson Blvd., Suite 605, Chicago Il 60604
Dates - August 28, 2001 - August 28, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Chicago, IL

Purpose - Speaking engagement
Notes -

Travel Cost - $574.25
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $574.25

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.