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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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TAUSCHER, ELLEN O, Democratic Party
California

Total number of trips - 22
Total cost of trips - $27,786.80

Average cost per trip - $1,263.04
Total number of days spent traveling - 72 days
Rank of representative - 237 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - Annual Spring Retreat and Issues Conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Amelia Island, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $2,088.00
Meal Cost - $1,021.28
Other Cost - $60.00
Total Cost - $4,180.64

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2003 - April 29, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Tampa, FL - Tallahassee, FL

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Tampa - Tallahassee - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $550.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $135.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $885.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Mackinac Island, MI - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $429.60
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $252.11
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $1,279.63

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leader's Project
Dates - September 19, 2003 - September 21, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Defense issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Jacksonville, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 10, 2003 - March 10, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Atlanta - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $30.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $430.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Leader's Project
Dates - September 27, 2002 - September 29, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Oak, FL

Purpose - Defense issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - White Oak, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $400.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $750.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 27, 2002 - July 30, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost - $216.04
Meal Cost - $457.87
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $873.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 16, 2002 - June 17, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - IA

Purpose - Meeting with Attorney General and other state officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Iowa - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $125.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $575.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - June 6, 2002 - June 9, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - International "Third Way" meeting
Notes - Washington, DC - London - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $999.75
Lodging Cost - $1,213.96
Meal Cost - $349.34
Other Cost - $38.25
Total Cost - $2,601.30

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 18, 2002 - April 25, 2002 (8 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $537.07
Lodging Cost - $415.10
Meal Cost - $283.78
Other Cost - $45.34
Total Cost - $1,281.29

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - Boston, MA

Purpose - Participated in forum at Harvard University
Notes - Washington, DC - Boston - Washington, DC

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

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 19, 2002 - February 22, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Notes - San Francisco - Phoenix - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $300.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,350.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 11, 2002 - February 12, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, NH

Purpose - Meeting with local elected officials affiliated with DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - Manchester, NH - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - July 15, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Indianapolis, IN

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Atlanta - Indianapolis - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $175.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 30, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Portland, OR

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Oakland - Portland - Oakland

Travel Cost - $200.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $75.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - Key Largo, FL - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $967.00
Lodging Cost - $1,089.68
Meal Cost - $872.82
Other Cost - $82.72
Total Cost - $3,012.22

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2001 - April 30, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - San Francisco - New Orleans - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $350.00
Lodging Cost - $210.90
Meal Cost - $143.00
Other Cost - $37.60
Total Cost - $741.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 30, 2001 - April 1, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - NY

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - Washington, DC - New York - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $400.00
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,150.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 23, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Atlanta, GA - Jacksonville, FL

Purpose - Meeting with elected officials about the DLC
Notes - San Francisco - Atlanta - Jacksonville - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $750.00
Lodging Cost - $450.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,600.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - February 19, 2001 - February 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Seattle, WA

Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Notes - San Francisco - Seattle, WA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $450.00
Lodging Cost - $200.00
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $800.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - January 8, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (6 days)
Location(s) - San Francisco, CA

Purpose - Meeting state and local officials: press tour
Notes - Washington, DC - San Francisco - Washington, DC Dates of personal expense: 2

Travel Cost - $650.00
Lodging Cost - $600.00
Meal Cost - $650.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,900.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2005 - May 1, 2005 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Annual Spring retreat and issues conference
Notes - Washington, DC - New Orleans, LA - Washington, DC

Travel Cost - $626.02
Lodging Cost - $850.11
Meal Cost - $289.18
Other Cost - $11.00
Total Cost - $1,776.31

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.