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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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    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

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  • 09.03.15

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    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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CARPER, THOMAS R, Democratic Party
Delaware

Total number of trips - 19
Total cost of trips - $21,906.96

Average cost per trip - $1,153.00
Total number of days spent traveling - 36 days
Rank of representative - 283 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Department of Energy
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 9, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - examine Yucca Mountains. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Notes -

Travel Cost - $206.50
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $246.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Edison Electric Institute
Dates - January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - Speaking engagement for Edison Electric Institute conference, attend Brookings Institute conference. Philadelphia - Las Vegas
Notes -

Travel Cost - $215.50
Lodging Cost - $436.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $651.81

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - DLC rescheduled spring meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,195.95
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $124.86
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,604.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Bar Association
Dates - October 3, 2003 - October 3, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Speaking at National Class Action continuing legal education workshop.
Notes - Other expenses not specified

Travel Cost - $300.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $120.00
Total Cost - $420.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Government Relations Council
Dates - October 17, 2003 - October 18, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - spoke on panel regarding class action reform, with a number of members of congress
Notes - at Greenbrier Resort

Travel Cost - $743.50
Lodging Cost - $743.10
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,486.60

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democrat Leadership Council
Dates - December 11, 2003 - December 11, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - participate in national stakeholders meetings to discuss policy/message strategy for the coming year.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $333.01
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $59.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $392.01

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Dates - January 3, 2004 - January 4, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Fact finding meeting in Detroit, MI
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,340.40
Lodging Cost - $214.39
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,554.79

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Securities Industry Association
Dates - March 18, 2004 - March 18, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Meeting with high level executives of financial services companies, arranged by SIA.
Notes - A portion of the travel expense includes 1/3 the cost of a shared private car used for transportation in NYC.

Travel Cost - $372.36
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $412.36

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 26, 2004 - March 27, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat, Sen. Carper was a speaker at a breakfast panel on 3/27.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,145.50
Lodging Cost - $348.00
Meal Cost - $169.48
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,662.98

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Railway Supply Institute
Dates - April 14, 2004 - April 15, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Addressed the 2004 RSI Spring Legislative Conference.
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,681.05
Lodging Cost - $201.65
Meal Cost - $88.34
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,971.04

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 28, 2003 - July 28, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Philadelphia, PA

Purpose - Participation in panel discussion.
Notes - Filed in end of year Financial Disclosure form so costs not listed. Costs are for car service from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia, PA.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Business Govt Relations Council
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 17, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Annual Meeting, Senator Carper addressed attendees regarding issues facing Congress,
Notes -

Travel Cost - $216.40
Lodging Cost - $1,924.70
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,141.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - March 25, 2005 - March 31, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education Mission
Notes - NOTE: Christopher Carper traveled with Senator Carper at the expense of Senator Carper. Other Expenses include security costs while traveling.

Travel Cost - $4,160.65
Lodging Cost - $1,431.40
Meal Cost - $291.48
Other Cost - $2,574.79
Total Cost - $8,458.32

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 29, 2005 - April 30, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Senator Carper participated as a featured speaker at the Democratic Leadership Council Spring Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost - $29.04
Lodging Cost - $283.37
Meal Cost - $120.72
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $433.13

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - May 25, 2004 - May 25, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Dinner at JAG board meeting
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - October 15, 2004 - October 15, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Alexandria, VA

Purpose - JAG board meeting
Notes - Wilmington, DE - Washington, DC - Wilmington, DE This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - December 8, 2004 - December 9, 2004 (2 days)
Location(s) - Washington, DC

Purpose - Annual JAG leadership event
Notes - This information is from a Senate personal financial disclosure report and does not include dollar amounts.

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 24, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - Columbus, OH

Purpose - National Conversation - Senator Carper addressed the gathering of elected officials from across the country
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $103.46
Meal Cost - $118.23
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $221.69

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Jobs for America's Graduates
Dates - July 28, 2005 - July 28, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - Alexandria, VA

Purpose - Senator Carper spoke at JAG's National Training Seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

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.