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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.

Back to all reports

International Foundation - $84,775.27 spent on 16 trips
23.3% spent on Democratic Party
8.8% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

ADERHOLT, ROBERT B - Republican Party
December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - To build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Israel and the United States and Jordan
Total Cost - $7,611.25

CARTER, JOHN - Republican Party
May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Minsk, Belarus
Purpose - relationship building
Total Cost - $7,490.00

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Aruba
Purpose - Speaker at annual convention
Total Cost - $2,622.00

HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
February 18, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (9 days)
Kona, HI
Co-sponsor(s): University of Nation
Purpose - Meetings with officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,454.50

HALL, TONY P - Democratic Party
April 10, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (13 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - Meetings with government officials, outreach, and other National Prayer Breakfast activities.
Total Cost - $11,480.36

HOEKSTRA, PETER - Republican Party
December 9, 2003 - December 14, 2003 (6 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - to build bridges of friendship between the leadership of the United States and Jordan
Total Cost - $7,888.25

PITTS, JOSEPH R - Independent Party
May 20, 2004 - May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Belarus
Purpose - build relationships between U.S. and Belarus
Total Cost - $7,490.00

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
December 8, 2000 - December 14, 2000 (7 days)
Greece - Serbia - Croatia - Macedonia - Kosovo
Purpose - meetings w government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,316.00

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
February 18, 2000 - February 25, 2000 (8 days)
Kona, HI
Co-sponsor(s): University of Nation
Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $3,482.50

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
April 15, 2001 - April 22, 2001 (8 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - meeting with government officials, outreach and other National Prayer Breakfast activities
Total Cost - $1,901.08

WOLF, FRANK R - Republican Party
August 21, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (9 days)
Albania - Rome, Italy
Purpose - meetings with government officials and other National Prayer Breakfast activities - meeting in Rome regarding world food program, hunger and foreign assistance
Total Cost - $2,524.00

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
August 26, 2003 - August 31, 2003 (6 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - Participation in Policy Dialogues with Japanese Government Officials
Total Cost - $3,869.33

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
December 8, 2003 - December 16, 2003 (9 days)
Tel Aviv, Israel - Amman, Jordan
Purpose - Participation in fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $9,378.75

ENSIGN, JOHN ERIC - Republican Party
August 21, 2004 - August 25, 2004 (5 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - Participation in policy dialogues/programs with Japanese government officials
Total Cost - $3,560.40

DOYLE, MIKE - Democratic Party
March 30, 2005 - April 2, 2005 (4 days)
Tortola
Purpose - Speaker at annual prayer breakfast
Total Cost - $2,228.00

COBURN, THOMAS A - Republican Party
June 2, 2005 - June 5, 2005 (4 days)
Beirut, Lebanon
Purpose - Develop leadership / fellowship groups within Lebanon government; build bonds
Total Cost - $6,478.85

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.