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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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WYDEN, RONALD LEE, Democratic Party
Oregon

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $21,890.58

Average cost per trip - $1,824.22
Total number of days spent traveling - 33 days
Rank of representative - 284 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - International Radio and Television Society Foundation
Dates - April 30, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - speech to Internet Issues 2000 forum
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $266.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $266.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Assisted Living Federation
Dates - September 9, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - speech to assisted living federation of America fall conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Seattle - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,233.00
Lodging Cost - $404.60
Meal Cost - $63.32
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,700.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - speech to NAB congressional breakfast
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $2,567.27
Lodging Cost - $1,254.50
Meal Cost - $41.08
Other Cost - $70.78
Total Cost - $3,933.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - November 28, 2000 - November 28, 2000 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - speech to American Israel public affairs committee Atlanta chapter annual dinner
Notes - Portland, OR - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,641.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,641.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
Dates - December 12, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - speeches to American Israel public affairs committee; Los Angeles and San Diego chapters
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,596.05
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $49.12
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,645.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Pacific Crest Securities
Dates - August 10, 2001 - August 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Vail, CO

Purpose - Participate in Pacific Crest Securities annual electronic technology conference
Notes - Adam Wyden

Travel Cost - $1,351.00
Lodging Cost - $1,347.95
Meal Cost - $52.36
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,751.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - US Chamber of Commerce
Dates - July 20, 2001 - July 21, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Leesburg, VA

Purpose - Participate in National Chamber Foundation Consumer Privacy conference
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $595.34
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $595.34

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - August 8, 2002 - August 9, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Speech to UJC young leadership cabinet retreat
Notes - Eugene, OR - Phoenix, AZ - Portland, OR

Travel Cost - $717.00
Lodging Cost - $140.50
Meal Cost - $11.42
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $868.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Committees
Dates - November 21, 2002 - November 23, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - speech to United Jewish Committee Annual Conference roundtable
Notes -

Travel Cost - $128.45
Lodging Cost - $212.00
Meal Cost - $77.81
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $418.26

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - United Jewish Communities
Dates - July 25, 2003 - July 26, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Scottsdale, AZ

Purpose - Speech to United Jewish Communities Young Leadership Cabinet Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $435.00
Lodging Cost - $114.28
Meal Cost - $47.05
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $596.33

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Tel Aviv University American Council
Dates - December 25, 2003 - December 30, 2003 (6 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Fact finding mission ot Israel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $3,933.00
Lodging Cost - $865.00
Meal Cost - $325.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,123.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Dates - February 26, 2004 - February 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Stanford, CA

Purpose - Speech to SIEPR 2004 Economic Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,229.10
Lodging Cost - $121.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.70

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.