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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

NBC - Today Show - $59,209.53 spent on 34 trips
66.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
34.0% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Interview
Total Cost - $428.00

BUYER, STEVE - Republican Party
March 2, 2003 - March 3, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Town hall meeting on The Today Show
Total Cost - $810.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
July 31, 2003 - August 5, 2003 (6 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker for GE Medical System CEO Healthcare Symposium
Total Cost - $5,272.31

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Anaheim, CA
Co-sponsor(s): MIS Training Institute, ABC News
Purpose - Speech to MIS on information / Internet security issues, meetings with Disney executives on legislative issues, speech to Universal employees on intellectual property issues.
Total Cost - $2,011.63

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
March 1, 2003 - March 1, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $601.50

HYDE, HENRY JOHN - Republican Party
September 29, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Television appearance
Total Cost - $9,000.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 23, 2000 - September 23, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $4,300.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 6, 2001 - January 7, 2001 (2 days)
Wilmington, DE
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $775.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
June 16, 2001 - June 17, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $419.76

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 8, 2001 - September 9, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,942.99

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 29, 2001 - September 30, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appearance on "Meet the Press". Laurel, DE - Washington, DC
Total Cost - $1,040.70

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 4, 2003 - February 4, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on NBC's "Today" Show
Total Cost - $147.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 5, 2003 - May 5, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $294.05

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2003 - May 25, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,438.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
July 20, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,438.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 23, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $2,979.50

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
October 11, 2003 - October 12, 2003 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $6,983.90

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 16, 2004 - May 16, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - One way airfare subsequent to an appearance on "Meet the Press". One way airfare from Washington DC-Chicago, IL
Total Cost - $765.00

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
September 17, 2000 - September 18, 2000 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appear on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $9,550.00

KERRY, JOHN F - Democratic Party
October 2, 2002 - October 2, 2002 (1 days)
Charleston, SC
Purpose -
Total Cost - $620.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 28, 2001 - January 28, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $135.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
April 29, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $135.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
June 10, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Meet the Press
Total Cost - $142.50

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
April 27, 2001 - April 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Today Show
Total Cost - $135.00

CARNAHAN, JEAN - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - appearance on "The Today Show"
Total Cost - $552.34

CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM - Democratic Party
November 20, 2002 - November 20, 2002 (1 days)
White Plains, NY
Purpose - Travel for appearance on MSNBC
Total Cost - $216.50

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
November 7, 2003 - November 7, 2003 (1 days)
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Purpose - To appear on the TV program "Louis Ruckeyser's Wall Street"
Total Cost - $383.00

SCHUMER, CHARLES E - Democratic Party
July 1, 2001 - July 1, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,540.00

MCCAIN, JOHN S - Republican Party
April 23, 2003 - April 23, 2003 (1 days)
Indianapolis, IN
Purpose - Interview with Chris Matthews "Hardball"
Total Cost - $1,913.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 1, 2004 - August 1, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,074.45

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 27, 2005 - February 27, 2005 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $1,450.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
December 19, 2004 - December 19, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $500.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
June 26, 2005 - June 26, 2005 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Participate in a Discovery Channel special
Total Cost - $100.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
June 12, 2005 - June 12, 2005 (1 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Appearance on "Meet the Press"
Total Cost - $115.00

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.