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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

Club for Growth - $32,692.24 spent on 17 trips
7.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
92.7% spent on Republican Party

AKIN, GARY - Democratic Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach. FL
Purpose - Speaking request
Total Cost - $2,379.80

SHADEGG, JOHN B - Republican Party
February 19, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,380.40

NICKLES, DONALD LEE - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Congressional Seminar
Total Cost - $3,647.80

SHADEGG, JOHN B - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Educational purpose
Total Cost - $1,411.00

RYAN, PAUL D - Republican Party
March 4, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (11 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL - Naples, FL
Purpose - Panel participation on Social Security
Total Cost - $2,667.44

PEARCE, STEVE - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Participated in a panel discussion on urgent political and economic issues of the day for CFG's winter conference
Total Cost - $1,822.80

MCMORRIS, CATHY - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Winter conference
Total Cost - $2,031.40

MCHENRY, PATRICK TIMOTHY - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement, and informational speaker on a series of panels
Total Cost - $1,876.90

ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
March 10, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (4 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Attend and participate in the Club for Growth's Economic Winter Conference
Total Cost - $2,859.30

BLACKBURN, MARSHA W - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Speaking at the Club for Growth Annual Conference
Total Cost - $1,934.40

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 12, 2005 (2 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - To take part in a panel for a Club of Growth Conference
Total Cost - $1,406.60

REICHERT, DAVID CONGRESSMAN - Republican Party
March 11, 2005 - March 13, 2005 (3 days)
FL
Purpose - The congressman spoke on Tort Reform for their Economic Forum
Total Cost - $2,536.80

BLACKBURN, MARSHA W - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking to Conference
Total Cost - $1,328.60

FLAKE, JEFF - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (2 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To participate in a Club for Growth conference event
Total Cost - $1,729.00

KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND - Republican Party
March 10, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (5 days)
FL
Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress (Tort reform and Social Security)
Total Cost - $1,880.00

KENNEDY, MARK RAYMOND - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To speak on current issues before Congress
Total Cost - $1,800.00

PAUL, RONALD E. - Republican Party
February 20, 2004 - February 22, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

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.