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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

Recording Industry Association of America - $24,763.45 spent on 11 trips
32.2% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
67.8% spent on Republican Party

CLEMENT, BOB - Democratic Party
April 26, 2001 - April 26, 2001 (1 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Informational trip
Total Cost - $1,750.00

COBLE, JOHN HOWARD - Republican Party
April 27, 2001 - April 28, 2001 (2 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Attend briefing on issues affecting the music industry
Total Cost - $1,058.50

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings and tours with Sony, Warner and Universal record labels.
Total Cost - $350.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
March 19, 2001 - March 20, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $615.00

RADANOVICH, GEORGE - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - educational visit and briefing
Total Cost - $1,032.13

SCARBOROUGH, CHARLES JOSEPH - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
New York, NY
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music
Purpose - study intellectual property issues, online music technology, etc.
Total Cost - $1,118.26

SENSENBRENNER, F JAMES JR - Republican Party
January 10, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (8 days)
Taipei, Taiwan - Bangkok, Thailand
Purpose - judiciary committee fact-finding trip
Total Cost - $11,685.09

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
March 16, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Briefings/workshops in reference to the recording industry.
Total Cost - $438.75

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
July 3, 2002 - July 7, 2002 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - victory celebration and award presentation by the National Black Environmental Justice Network
Total Cost - $3,214.00

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
February 6, 2004 - February 9, 2004 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Co-sponsor(s): National Assn of Recording Artists
Purpose - intellectual property and copyright issues in the recording industries
Total Cost - $2,383.46

WELLER, GERALD C JERRY - Republican Party
March 15, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (3 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - gain an overview of copyright issues
Total Cost - $1,118.26

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.