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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.

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.

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.

Back to all reports

Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation - $215,586.82 spent on 21 trips
94.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
5.1% spent on Republican Party

ACKERMAN, GARY L - Democratic Party
August 7, 2001 - August 17, 2001 (11 days)
NY - London, England - Damascus, Syria - Jerusalem, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $15,837.78

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Lebanon - Kuwait - Israel
Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Total Cost - $9,270.82

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
December 10, 2003 - December 18, 2003 (9 days)
Syria - Lebanon - Egypt - Oman - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Israel
Purpose - Congressional Delegation fact finding trip
Total Cost - $10,281.35

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
November 18, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (5 days)
Damascus, Syria - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact finding trip
Total Cost - $9,157.05

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
April 18, 2000 - April 20, 2000 (3 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt
Purpose - meetings to exchange views on how best to further peace process
Total Cost - $8,351.79

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (10 days)
Middle East
Purpose - Meetings with heads of state
Total Cost - $11,288.59

ISSA, DARRELL EDWARD - Republican Party
October 5, 2001 - October 10, 2001 (6 days)
Bahrain - Beirut, Lebanon - Paris, France
Purpose - To promote support for the war on terrorism
Total Cost - $10,892.42

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
April 17, 2000 - April 23, 2000 (7 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Algeria - Egypt
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,946.00

MORAN, JAMES P JR - Democratic Party
February 17, 2001 - February 23, 2001 (7 days)
Middle East
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $7,878.09

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Morocco - Tunisia - Kuwait - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $10,304.10

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Kuwait - Lebanon - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $10,827.92

PRICE, DAVID E - Democratic Party
May 2, 2002 - May 8, 2002 (7 days)
Syria - Beirut, Lebanon - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding
Total Cost - $8,826.75

SCHIFF, ADAM - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 14, 2002 (10 days)
Egypt - Syria - Lebanon - Jordan - Israel - Kuwait - Saudi Arabia
Purpose - engage in dialogue with foreign leaders
Total Cost - $12,484.57

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 10, 2000 - January 17, 2000 (8 days)
Morocco - Kuwait - United Arab Emirates - Oman
Purpose - Education/meeting w govt officials
Total Cost - $14,408.92

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
October 4, 2001 - October 7, 2001 (4 days)
Saudi Arabia - Bahrain
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $10,517.17

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
November 25, 2001 - November 29, 2001 (5 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $8,419.05

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 17, 2001 - February 22, 2001 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan - Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $8,408.27

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
June 28, 2002 - July 3, 2002 (6 days)
Saudi Arabia - Cairo, Egypt - Tel Aviv, Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Total Cost - $11,991.33

WEXLER, ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 3, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (6 days)
Saudi Arabia - Jordan - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, meeting with officials
Total Cost - $7,772.79

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (8 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Berlin, Germany - Lebanon - Syria - Israel
Purpose - Fact finding - Sen. Durbin met up with Daschle CODEL
Total Cost - $6,284.60

TORRICELLI, ROBERT G - Democratic Party
November 19, 2000 - November 26, 2000 (8 days)
Syria - France - Egypt - Israel
Purpose - fact-finding, consultation
Total Cost - $15,437.46

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.