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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

ABC - This week - $51,964.33 spent on 29 trips
81.3% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
18.7% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
September 27, 2001 - September 29, 2001 (3 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Interview plus speech
Total Cost - $692.18

DINGELL, JOHN D - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - To speak in panel to Corporate Alliances Partner Summit
Total Cost - $6,294.88

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
May 25, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (6 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Television Appearance - speaking
Total Cost - $2,514.50

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
April 1, 2002 - April 2, 2002 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - appearance on program
Total Cost - $2,901.19

GOODLATTE, ROBERT W - Republican Party
August 4, 2001 - August 7, 2001 (4 days)
Anaheim, CA
Co-sponsor(s): MIS Training Institute, NBC - Meet the Press
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
May 3, 2003 - May 3, 2003 (1 days)
New York, NY - Columbia, SC
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $828.00

HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM ASA - Republican Party
October 17, 2000 - October 18, 2000 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - appearance on televised program
Total Cost - $1,791.60

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
August 5, 2000 - August 5, 2000 (1 days)
Toronto, Canada
Purpose - return to Washington for media appearance
Total Cost - $455.04

SWEENEY, JOHN E - Republican Party
May 13, 2000 - May 14, 2000 (2 days)
Not specified
Purpose - taping of "This Week"
Total Cost - $330.43

UDALL, TOM - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - November 27, 2000 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - News and analysis program
Total Cost - $835.10

WILSON, HEATHER A - Republican Party
September 19, 2003 - September 20, 2003 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - appeared as guest on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss public policy issues
Total Cost - $799.43

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 7, 2001 - April 8, 2001 (2 days)
Dover, DE - Orlando, FL
Purpose - appearance on "This Week with Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts"
Total Cost - $2,447.50

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 5, 2003 - April 5, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
Total Cost - $245.00

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
May 14, 2003 - May 14, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Interview on ABC news
Total Cost - $170.85

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
August 29, 2003 - August 29, 2003 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Total Cost - $8,410.75

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 25, 2004 - April 25, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
Total Cost - $647.29

CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL - Democratic Party
April 28, 2001 - April 29, 2001 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - appear on "This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts"
Total Cost - $1,295.40

HUTCHINSON, TIM - Republican Party
March 16, 2000 - March 16, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - interview with ABC News
Total Cost - $1,350.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 23, 2001 - January 23, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Good Morning America
Total Cost - $55.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 21, 2001 - January 21, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Total Cost - $140.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 18, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Total Cost - $140.00

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
August 5, 2001 - August 5, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on This Week
Total Cost - $140.00

STEVENS, THEODORE F (TED) - Republican Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
Anaheim, CA
Purpose - Participate in bipartisan congressional panel on issues before 107th Congress
Total Cost - $895.00

EDWARDS, JOHN R - Democratic Party
January 10, 2001 - January 12, 2001 (3 days)
CA
Purpose - to attend corporate alliances summit
Total Cost - $7,492.00

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
February 25, 2005 - February 25, 2005 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Media purposes
Total Cost - $1,533.38

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
September 18, 2004 - September 19, 2004 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
Total Cost - $374.83

WELDON, DAVE - Republican Party
March 26, 2005 - March 28, 2005 (3 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - The purpose of the trip was to appear on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."
Total Cost - $587.90

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 16, 2005 - February 19, 2005 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Total Cost - $6,585.45

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
March 20, 2004 - March 21, 2004 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on "This Week"
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.