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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.

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Martime Trades Department - $28,099.60 spent on 12 trips
79.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
20.9% spent on Republican Party

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
February 8, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $2,724.15

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
February 11, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (5 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speaking engagements
Total Cost - $2,554.75

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
March 4, 2004 - March 6, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - keynote speaker for Maritime Trades Department's Meeting
Total Cost - $1,453.89

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
February 8, 2001 - February 12, 2001 (5 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - To address annual AEL-CIO Maritime Trades Conference
Total Cost - $2,644.90

GREEN, RAYMOND E. 'GENE' - Democratic Party
March 4, 2004 - March 5, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - to participate in the maritime trades department executive board meeting
Total Cost - $1,580.00

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 19, 2003 - February 22, 2003 (4 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speak at Conference
Total Cost - $625.50

RAHALL, NICK J II - Democratic Party
February 10, 2000 - February 11, 2000 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speak at meeting
Total Cost - $1,700.65

WEYGAND, BOB - Democratic Party
February 10, 2000 - February 13, 2000 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Co-sponsor(s): Seafarers
Purpose - to address conference participants and foster relations w/ membership
Total Cost - $4,040.40

YOUNG, DON E - Republican Party
February 19, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (5 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - MTD Exec Board Convention and presentation
Total Cost - $5,863.79

DICKS, NORM D - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Guest speaker to executive board to provide insight on the Legislative issues of concern to the American Maritime industry.
Total Cost - $755.87

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 24, 2005 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Featured speaker to the Executive Board of the Maritime Trade Department
Total Cost - $1,038.90

JEFFERSON, WILLIAM JENNINGS - Democratic Party
February 24, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attend Maritime Trades Department Executive Board meeting and give speech on legislation affecting Maritime industry
Total Cost - $3,116.80

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.