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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

American Association of Railroads - $417,949.38 spent on 114 trips
53.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
46.4% spent on Republican Party

BACHUS, SPENCER T - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
La Jolla, CA
Purpose - AAR Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $2,043.70

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - legislative conference on panel discussion
Total Cost - $2,260.00

BARTON, JOE L - Republican Party
January 17, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (3 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Participate in the Energy and Environment Congressional Panel
Total Cost - $2,237.50

BATEMAN, HERBERT H - Republican Party
January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $6,212.22

BORSKI, ROBERT A - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Purpose - Attend the AAR Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $7,080.00

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Pebble Beach, CA
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,262.00

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - Speaker at legislative conference
Total Cost - $5,014.02

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
February 22, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Participate in conference which will provide overview of the condition of railroads and examine current transportation and policy issues
Total Cost - $3,817.00

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA - Monterey, CA
Purpose - Speak at legislative conference on legislative issues before the committee on transportation and infrastructure.
Total Cost - $7,731.00

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaker at legislative conference examining the current transportation policy issues by railroad industry officials.
Total Cost - $3,702.21

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - speaker at legislative conference to provide overview of the condition of railroads and to examine current transportation policy issues
Total Cost - $5,429.80

BUYER, STEVE - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Santa Fe, NM - San Diego, CA
Purpose - learn about railroad industry and participate in legislative conference.
Total Cost - $1,498.00

CALLAHAN, HERBERT L - Republican Party
July 4, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (6 days)
Jackson Hole, WY - Moran, WY
Purpose - Speaker and participant at legislative conference
Total Cost - $6,020.00

CALLAHAN, HERBERT L - Republican Party
February 18, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (8 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Participant at legislative conference; speaker at session
Total Cost - $2,768.50

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,421.00

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,370.50

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $3,158.80

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Kiawah Island, SC
Purpose - Legislative Conference to inform Members of Congress on Rail Issues
Total Cost - $480.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
January 21, 2000 - January 21, 2000 (1 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - Panelist on Infrastructure Issues for the Association of American Railroads Conference
Total Cost - $5,300.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Legislative conference to inform Members on rail issues
Total Cost - $5,076.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Legislative conference to inform Members on rail issues
Total Cost - $6,958.25

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Legislative Conference to inform members of Congress of rail issues
Total Cost - $4,411.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
January 19, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Legislative conference to inform members of rail issues
Total Cost - $3,949.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
January 16, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (3 days)
Columbia, SC
Purpose - attend/participate in legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,395.40

COLLINS, MICHAEL E - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (3 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Overview of the railroads and transport policy issues
Total Cost - $5,122.00

COLLINS, MICHAEL E - Republican Party
January 18, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (3 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Overview of the condition of railroads - transport policy issues also tax proposals, RR retirement, economic regs. Etc
Total Cost - $2,700.00

COSTELLO, JERRY F - Democratic Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Fact finding trip regarding rail issues
Total Cost - $2,950.00

COSTELLO, JERRY F - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Pebble Beach, CA
Purpose - Participate in Association of American Railroads' legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,360.00

CRANE, PHILIP M - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV - San Diego, CA
Purpose - To participate in the annual Legislative Conference, which provides a comprehensive overview of the condition of the railroads and an examination of current transportation policy issues, including rail safety, economic regulation, environmental issues, ta
Total Cost - $6,673.80

DEFAZIO, PETER A - Democratic Party
January 21, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (4 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $4,417.93

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
La Jolla, CA
Purpose - Participation in panel discussions - Association of American Railroads Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $4,316.20

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Participation in panel discussions at legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,285.00

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - speak during legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,468.00

DUNCAN, JOHN REP JR - Republican Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Pebble Beach, CA
Purpose - Participate in panel discussions on transportation issues 'Association of American Railroads Conference,
Total Cost - $7,119.00

EHLERS, VERNON J - Republican Party
January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speech to members of American Association of Railroads
Total Cost - $1,248.00

EHRLICH, ROBERT LEROY JR - Republican Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - Participate in conference
Total Cost - $1,700.00

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
July 3, 2001 - July 10, 2001 (8 days)
MT - WY
Purpose - to attend legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,102.05

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
January 17, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (5 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Participate in 2002 legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,742.24

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
January 12, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (8 days)
Las Vegas, NV - La Jolla, CA - FL
Purpose - participate in AAR's Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $4,035.29

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Panel presentation on tax and railroad retirement.
Total Cost - $5,060.00

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $6,470.17

GRANGER, KAY N - Republican Party
January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Purpose - Speech at their annual legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,704.00

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Kiawah Island, SC
Purpose - Education trip to learn and discuss U.S. railroads issues
Total Cost - $3,520.00

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Legislative conference to discuss energy and transportation issues.
Total Cost - $4,699.00

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
January 18, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (3 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $2,801.50

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Pebble Beach, CA
Purpose - American Association of Railroads legislative conference
Total Cost - $5,040.80

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Kiawah Island, SC
Purpose - legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,952.00

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Legislative Conference.
Total Cost - $5,470.00

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Legislative conference.
Total Cost - $2,823.00

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - legislative conference
Total Cost - $1,805.06

HOLDEN, TIM - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (5 days)
Casper, WY - Cody, WY - Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Purpose - Attend the AAR legislative conference.
Total Cost - $6,150.56

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - One of the guest speakers at conference
Total Cost - $1,825.00

JOHNSON, SAMUEL ROBERT - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Speaking at conference
Total Cost - $6,345.25

LIPINSKI, WILLIAM O - Democratic Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Fact-finding conference
Total Cost - $3,772.00

LIPINSKI, WILLIAM O - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Fact-finding
Total Cost - $3,471.50

LIPINSKI, WILLIAM O - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Pebble Beach, CA
Purpose - Fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $2,909.00

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Co-sponsor(s): Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Purpose - fact finding and conference speaker
Total Cost - $4,113.21

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Participation on Legislative Conference Panel
Total Cost - $3,533.53

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
January 18, 2002 - January 22, 2002 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $5,950.30

MCINNIS, SCOTT - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
La Jolla, CA
Purpose - panelist of legislative conference
Total Cost - $1,898.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - To participate in conference, speaking role
Total Cost - $3,953.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speak at Conference
Total Cost - $7,617.00

NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS - Democratic Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - participate in legislative conference
Total Cost - $5,509.00

NADLER, JERROLD LEWIS - Democratic Party
April 24, 2003 - April 27, 2003 (4 days)
Pebble Beach, CA
Purpose - participate in panel discussion at legislative conference
Total Cost - $6,631.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Legislative issues conference
Total Cost - $1,650.00

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
January 18, 2002 - January 20, 2002 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - participate in panel discussion on infrastructure issues
Total Cost - $3,867.37

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Railroad legislative issues
Total Cost - $2,645.00

PETRI, TOM - Republican Party
January 21, 2000 - January 22, 2000 (2 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - speak to legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,078.00

PETRI, TOM - Republican Party
January 17, 2004 - January 18, 2004 (2 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - AAR's Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $1,027.63

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,695.00

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
February 23, 2001 - February 25, 2001 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - Legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,364.50

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,656.91

REGULA, RALPH S - Republican Party
January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - legislative conference
Total Cost - $1,684.34

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 20, 2000 - January 24, 2000 (5 days)
Palm Springs, CA
Purpose - Participate in legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,872.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Moran, WY
Purpose - attend the Association of American Railroads legislative conference and participate in panel discussions on issues related to transportation
Total Cost - $3,420.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
February 26, 2001 - February 27, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - participate in legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,675.50

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 18, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Association of American Railroads legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,635.00

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - participate in the Association of American Railroads Conference
Total Cost - $4,218.00

SABO, MARTIN OLAV - Democratic Party
February 21, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (6 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - to participate in legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,104.00

THUNE, JOHN - Republican Party
February 23, 2001 - February 26, 2001 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,331.00

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
April 27, 2000 - May 1, 2000 (5 days)
Kiawah Island, SC
Purpose - participate and speak at conference
Total Cost - $1,881.77

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Jackson Hole, WY
Purpose - speak to their legislative conference
Total Cost - $1,911.25

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
January 19, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (3 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - speak at their legislative conference
Total Cost - $2,510.00

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
January 17, 2003 - January 18, 2003 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,076.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
January 17, 2002 - January 21, 2002 (5 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speak at annual conference
Total Cost - $1,824.82

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - To participate in an address AAR's legislative conference.
Total Cost - $3,717.50

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Ventura, FL
Purpose - Legislative speaking engagement to Railroad Industry
Total Cost - $3,180.00

REID, HARRY - Democratic Party
January 17, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (4 days)
Aventura, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,496.00

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 22, 2005 (5 days)
FL
Purpose - Participate in and attend the Association of American Railroad's Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $3,941.22

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speak at the conference to provide an overview of the condition of the railroads and to examine current transportation policy issues.
Total Cost - $2,601.40

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Participant in legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,138.20

QUINN, JACK - Republican Party
November 8, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (3 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaker on panel and site visit - Annual conference for legislation - Discussion of TEALU Bill in 2005 and grade crossing safety. Also discussed and visited remote control devices
Total Cost - $2,298.60

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
November 6, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (5 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $3,474.90

WYNN, ALBERT - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaker at Annual Convention
Total Cost - $3,394.40

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Participate in legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,239.00

GRAVES, SAMUEL B (SAM) - Republican Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Legislative Conference where Representative Graves was the keynote speaker
Total Cost - $2,633.66

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - To discuss the condition of the railroad systems & exam the current transportation policy issues by the railroad industry officials. In addition to discuss such issues as economic regulations, energy & environment, tax proposals & rail safety & security
Total Cost - $4,029.60

ROGERS, HAROLD DALLAS - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Participate in the Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $4,112.00

MCNULTY, MICHAEL R - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $2,758.90

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Annual conference. Congressman Herger invited as a speaker
Total Cost - $5,697.40

ALLARD, A WAYNE - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Attending the Association of American Railroads' Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $4,085.60

LINCOLN, BLANCHE LAMBERT - Democratic Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Spoke to Association of American Railroads' Legislative Conference on transportation infrastructure
Total Cost - $3,965.80

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $2,442.20

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Address Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $2,069.00

THUNE, JOHN - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Attend a legislative conference
Total Cost - $4,847.00

PORTER, JON C SR - Republican Party
February 19, 2005 - February 20, 2005 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost - $807.90

ADERHOLT, ROBERT B - Republican Party
February 18, 2005 - February 21, 2005 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speak at Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $3,886.92

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 8, 2004 (2 days)
FL
Purpose - Attend the Railroad Leg. Conference in Florida
Total Cost - $1,525.20

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speak at conference examining the current transportation policy issues by railroad industry officials
Total Cost - $2,917.40

SLAUGHTER, LOUISE M - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - Speaking on panel
Total Cost - $3,205.00

HOLDEN, TIM - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
FL
Purpose - To provide a comprehensive overview of the condition of the railroads and an examination of current transportation policy issues
Total Cost - $5,318.80

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - To participate in a legislative conference
Total Cost - $3,178.40

LATOURETTE, STEVEN C - Republican Party
November 7, 2004 - November 10, 2004 (4 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

STEARNS, CLIFFORD B - Republican Party
January 16, 2004 - January 19, 2004 (4 days)
San Diego, CA
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.