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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 Sugar Alliance - $40,288.18 spent on 14 trips
82.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
17.2% spent on Republican Party

COMBEST, LARRY - Republican Party
August 6, 2000 - August 8, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Talk about farm legislation
Total Cost - $1,929.37

ENGEL, ELIOT - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (7 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Not specified
Total Cost - $4,983.40

EWING, THOMAS W - Republican Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $2,598.95

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 7, 2000 - August 9, 2000 (3 days)
Steamboat Springs, CO
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $2,653.90

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $3,848.40

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
August 2, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (4 days)
Blaine, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $1,458.47

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
August 3, 2002 - August 7, 2002 (5 days)
Bernalillo, NM
Purpose - Keynote Speaker at 19th annual International Sweetener Symposium. Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa
Total Cost - $6,957.16

FOLEY, MARK - Republican Party
August 7, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (5 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $1,186.22

CONRAD, KENT - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,134.50

STABENOW, DEBBIE - Democratic Party
August 8, 2004 - August 10, 2004 (3 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speaking Engagement
Total Cost - $4,041.00

THOMAS, CRAIG - Republican Party
August 8, 2004 - August 9, 2004 (2 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech at International Sweetener Symposium
Total Cost - $951.75

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 7, 2004 - August 12, 2004 (6 days)
Vail, CO
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $5,725.76

MELANCON, CHARLES J - Democratic Party
August 6, 2005 - August 8, 2005 (3 days)
Sun Valley, ID
Purpose - Speech to symposium
Total Cost - $2,544.80

SIMPSON, MICHAEL KEITH - Republican Party
August 9, 2005 - August 10, 2005 (2 days)
not specified
Purpose - To speak at the August 10th breakfast session of the 22nd International Sweetener symposium
Total Cost - $274.50

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.