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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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SNOWE, OLYMPIA J, Republican Party
Maine

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $70,498.65

Average cost per trip - $3,710.46
Total number of days spent traveling - 59 days
Rank of representative - 74 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - April 22, 2001 - April 23, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - meeting of the members of the Profile in Courage award committee
Notes -

Travel Cost - $555.19
Lodging Cost - $394.71
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $949.90

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Dates - May 20, 2001 - May 20, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to speak and present an award at their coalition event
Notes -

Travel Cost - $317.25
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $767.25

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - June 18, 2001 - June 18, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to speak at their luncheon held in NYC
Notes -

Travel Cost - $631.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $631.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Northwood University
Dates - November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - to receive the Distinguished women's Award from Northwood University
Notes -

Travel Cost - $449.50
Lodging Cost - $580.57
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,030.07

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Dates - March 3, 2002 - March 4, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - to attend the Profile in Courage Award meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $180.00
Lodging Cost - $365.47
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $545.47

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Order of St. Andrew
Dates - March 9, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - to speak at their annual Grand Banquet of the Archons in America
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $260.17
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $260.17

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA - Los Angeles, CA

Purpose - to attend their annual meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,307.96
Lodging Cost - $239.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,546.96

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American College of Greece
Dates - June 27, 2002 - July 2, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Athens, Greece

Purpose - To receive an honorary degree from the college
Notes -

Travel Cost - $18,380.00
Lodging Cost - $1,403.60
Meal Cost - $300.21
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $20,083.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $9,192.50
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $12,992.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Ethel Walker School
Dates - May 17, 2002 - May 17, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Simsbury, CT

Purpose - to speak at their reunion weekend celebration
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,819.92
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,819.92

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc.
Dates - March 9, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - To attend the Profile in Courage Award Committee Meeting for 2003
Notes -

Travel Cost - $488.50
Lodging Cost - $371.09
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $859.59

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Pro-Choice Coalition
Dates - May 17, 2003 - May 19, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To present an award on behalf of the Republican Pro-Choice Coalition to Susan Cullman, recipient of this year's award at the St. Regis Hotel
Notes -

Travel Cost - $352.50
Lodging Cost - $568.25
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $920.75

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Republican Main Street Partnership
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 23, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - RMSP New York City Policy Retreat Weekend
Notes - Other expenses not specified. Actual reimbursement.

Travel Cost - $692.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $600.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $2,392.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 10, 2003 - August 16, 2003 (7 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S.-Russia relations
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,736.00
Lodging Cost - $1,725.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,061.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Directors Guild of America
Dates - November 15, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To receive their annual DGA Honors Award
Notes - Spouse accompanied

Travel Cost - $731.13
Lodging Cost - $934.70
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,665.83

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Education Management
Dates - September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Savannah, GA

Purpose - Washington, DC - Savannah, GA
Notes - Education Management is Snowe's husband's company. Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure so costs not listed. Costs are for roundtrip air travel and hotel for self and spouse.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Panetta Institute
Dates - November 13, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pebble Beach, CA

Purpose - To receive the 2004 Jefferson-Lincoln Award (dinner event)
Notes -

Travel Cost - $8,180.09
Lodging Cost - $266.82
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $8,446.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Profile in Courage Committee of the JFK Library in Boston
Dates - March 6, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - As a member of the Profile in Courage Selection Committee, travel was necessary to attend their annual meeting to select this year's candidates for the award
Notes -

Travel Cost - $592.14
Lodging Cost - $340.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $932.14

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Greek Leadership 100
Dates - March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - To receive an award for her leadership in Congress
Notes -

Travel Cost - $2,593.38
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,593.38

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.