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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

American Crop Protection Association - $61,421.32 spent on 20 trips
22.9% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
77.1% spent on Republican Party

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To discuss issues with APCA executives that could impact the pesticide and biotechnology industry
Total Cost - $5,896.83

BERRY, MARION - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Meetings and participate in panel discussion
Total Cost - $2,207.00

CANADY, CHARLES T - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Annual Mtg./participate in panel discussions
Total Cost - $3,644.72

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To attend ACPa Annual Meeting and discuss legislative issues affecting the agricultural chemical industry
Total Cost - $2,334.66

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - To speak to the annual meeting of the ACPA
Total Cost - $3,676.41

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Educational - annual board meeting/member participation
Total Cost - $2,366.00

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - speak
Total Cost - $8,636.14

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - October 1, 2001 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speak at meeting
Total Cost - $4,384.98

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
September 22, 2000 - September 25, 2000 (4 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,110.32

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,820.47

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
November 23, 2000 - November 24, 2000 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - acpa annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,900.28

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
September 23, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - ACPA annual meeting
Total Cost - $4,900.28

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Meeting to discuss outlook for agricultural and environmental legislation
Total Cost - $1,142.30

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
September 28, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - speak to annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,620.00

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
February 26, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (3 days)
Tucson, AZ
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,969.51

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 24, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - annual meeting w/ Brd. Of Directors
Total Cost - $1,638.65

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
September 4, 2004 - September 6, 2004 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speaking and briefing
Total Cost - $1,679.76

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
September 24, 2004 - September 28, 2004 (5 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Total Cost - $2,598.33

NEUGEBAUER, RANDY - Republican Party
September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Review/discuss agricultural & environmental issues impacting the crop protection industry
Total Cost - $1,928.56

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
September 23, 2005 - September 26, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Review agricultural and environmental issues affecting the crop protection industry
Total Cost - $1,966.12

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.