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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

Carib News - $40,541.93 spent on 27 trips
100.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Participate in conference with corporate executives, ministers of government etc to explore business and trade opportunities between the US and countries in the Caribbean region.
Total Cost - $1,350.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Bahamas - St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Purpose - Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,350.00

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Participant in annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,100.00

LEE, SHEILA JACKSON - Democratic Party
November 8, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - 8th Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - CBC Caribbean Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,340.30

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Multi National Bus. Conf.
Total Cost - $2,460.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - business conference
Total Cost - $1,968.33

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,658.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Fact-finding; participation on panel
Total Cost - $1,350.00

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Caribbean business conference
Total Cost - $757.80

MEEKS, GREGORY W - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,350.00

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - to participate in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-national business conference
Total Cost - $1,518.50

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Business conference
Total Cost - $1,160.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
October 18, 2001 - October 21, 2001 (4 days)
Grenada
Purpose - Meetings between Caribbean governments and Congressional Black Caucus
Total Cost - $1,100.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
November 27, 2003 - December 1, 2003 (5 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Total Cost - $1,050.00

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
November 6, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (4 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - participation in the 8th annual Caribbean multi-network business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
November 8, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (5 days)
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Purpose - Speaker and congressional participant at the Carib News Fifth Annual Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,340.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - principal participant at New York Carib News eight annual multinational business conference
Total Cost - $1,050.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 9, 2003 (3 days)
Nassau, Bahamas
Purpose - attend 8th annual Caribbean Multinational Business Conference
Total Cost - $2,100.00

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - 9th annual Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,315.00

RANGEL, CHARLES B - Democratic Party
November 3, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (5 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Participation in the Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,005.00

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Conference on Business, Travel and Social Issues
Total Cost - $2,010.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 9, 2004 (6 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Keynote Speaker, Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference
Total Cost - $1,005.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - Bring together African American and Caribbean American business / civic leaders with Members of Congress
Total Cost - $1,005.00

CHRISTENSEN, DONNA M - Democratic Party
November 4, 2004 - November 7, 2004 (4 days)
St. Kitts and Nevis
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
November 10, 2005 - November 13, 2005 (4 days)
St Thomas, VI
Purpose - Served on panels discussing business and government relations with various business, government, and non profit entities of the Caribbean region
Total Cost - $4,049.00

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.