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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.

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NAACP Oakland Branch - $42,793.17 spent on 36 trips
93.5% spent on Democratic Party
6.3% spent on Independent Party
0.3% spent on Republican Party

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
April 15, 2000 - April 16, 2000 (2 days)
Oakridge, TN
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
Total Cost - $970.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
April 27, 2002 - April 27, 2002 (1 days)
Americus, GA
Purpose - deliver keynote speech
Total Cost - $500.00

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
July 8, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak on panel
Total Cost - $1,459.09

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
September 22, 2000 - September 23, 2000 (2 days)
Denver, CO
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,203.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
October 10, 2003 - October 11, 2003 (2 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,017.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
October 25, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,413.00

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
September 13, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (2 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,029.00

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
November 9, 2003 - November 10, 2003 (2 days)
Carbondale, IL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $645.00

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
April 13, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $3,382.79

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
November 16, 2001 - November 17, 2001 (2 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $3,559.63

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
July 9, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Participate as a panelist at 92nd annual convention
Total Cost - $1,044.25

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
March 23, 2001 - March 24, 2001 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Keynote speaker for Freedom Fund dinner
Total Cost - $300.75

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
July 6, 2002 - July 8, 2002 (3 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - speak at annual conference
Total Cost - $315.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
October 25, 2001 - October 26, 2001 (2 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Keynote speaker
Total Cost - $3,292.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
July 5, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (4 days)
New Orleans, LA
Purpose - speaker on "Women in the NAACP"
Total Cost - $2,750.00

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 12, 2002 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - keynote speaker at NAACP freedom fund dinner
Total Cost - $2,368.50

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
April 25, 2003 - April 28, 2003 (4 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose - speak at a public policy reception; NAACP career day speaker; NAACP hip-hop summit speaker; NAACP freedom fund dinner speaker
Total Cost - $3,780.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 21, 2004 - May 21, 2004 (1 days)
Columbia, SC
Purpose - Speech to South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP
Total Cost - $1,300.00

SHAYS, CHRISTOPHER - Republican Party
July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Speak at NAACP members at annual convention
Total Cost - $108.00

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
July 12, 2004 - July 12, 2004 (1 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $149.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
January 14, 2005 - January 15, 2005 (2 days)
Boston, MA
Purpose - Dr. Martin Luther King Event
Total Cost - $894.90

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
February 13, 2005 - February 13, 2005 (1 days)
Springfield, IL
Purpose - Springfield Branch NAACP 84th Annual Lincoln - Douglas Banquet
Total Cost - $582.78

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
April 9, 2005 - April 10, 2005 (2 days)
Cleveland, OH
Purpose - Speak at Freedom Fund Banquet
Total Cost - $493.90

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
April 30, 2004 - May 2, 2004 (3 days)
San Diego, CA
Co-sponsor(s): Springfield College
Purpose - Keynote speaker at NAACP training conference; Plenary speaker at Springfield College Conference for Social Service Providers
Total Cost - $801.00

SCOTT, ROBERT C BOBBY - Democratic Party
July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA
Purpose - Speaker
Total Cost - $298.00

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 16, 2004 (2 days)
Monterey, CA
Purpose - Deliver speech
Total Cost - $435.25

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
October 9, 2004 - October 10, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,494.39

JACKSON, JESSE JR - Democratic Party
October 15, 2004 - October 15, 2004 (1 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,022.70

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
June 10, 2005 - June 11, 2005 (2 days)
Knoxville, TN
Purpose - Speaking event: Freedom Fund dinner
Total Cost - $517.60

MEEK, KENDRICK B - Democratic Party
May 27, 2005 - May 29, 2005 (3 days)
Destin, FL
Purpose - The Congressman moderated a general session at the NAACP leadership 500 Summit in Destin, FL
Total Cost - $1,351.40

DAVIS, DANNY K - Democratic Party
May 13, 2005 - May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Charlotte, NC
Purpose - Speak at Daisy Bates Forum on Education
Total Cost - $538.91

CLYBURN, JAMES E - Democratic Party
November 11, 2004 - November 14, 2004 (4 days)
Fairbanks, AK
Purpose - not specified
Total Cost -

WATT, MELVIN L - Democratic Party
July 10, 2005 - July 11, 2005 (2 days)
Milwaukee, WI
Purpose - To participate as a guest speaker at the 2005 Annual NAACP Convention
Total Cost - $1,067.33

LEWIS, JOHN - Democratic Party
September 17, 2005 - September 18, 2005 (2 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
October 8, 2005 - October 9, 2005 (2 days)
Portland, ME
Co-sponsor(s): City of Portland
Purpose - Speech/presentation
Total Cost - $709.00

LEWIS, JOHN - Democratic Party
November 3, 2005 - November 4, 2005 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Congressman was being honored/speaking engagement
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.