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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 Shipbuilding Assn - $30,815.20 spent on 19 trips
46.6% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
53.4% spent on Republican Party

ALLEN, THOMAS H - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - To discuss the shipbuilding industry and its future
Total Cost - $1,527.12

DAVIS, JO ANN S - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 2, 2003 (2 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Navy shipbuilding workshop
Total Cost - $715.60

FORBES, J RANDY - Republican Party
November 30, 2003 - December 4, 2003 (5 days)
Fort Myers, FL - Naples, FL
Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association's Congressional/Industry workshop for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $2,102.65

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Participant in the American Shipbuilding Association's congressional/industry workshop
Total Cost - $1,777.03

ISTOOK, ERNEST J JR - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Opportunity for members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry, to share areas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,611.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - discussion of policy and issues pertaining to shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,562.82

TAYLOR, GENE - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - American Shipbuilding Association Congressional Workshop - policy discussions with shipbuilding representatives and other members of Congress
Total Cost - $1,309.22

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 2, 2002 - December 3, 2002 (2 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Participate in a congressional/industry workshop with leaders of the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,410.00

BREAUX, JOHN B - Democratic Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - To discuss policy and legislation regarding the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $2,355.00

LOTT, TRENT - Republican Party
December 1, 2003 - December 3, 2003 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Congressional/Industry workshop
Total Cost - $1,850.00

SIMMONS, ROB - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Forum for members and industry to share areas of concern and to discuss policy to rebuild sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $1,310.09

TAYLOR, GENE - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Workshop for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $1,348.82

WICKER, ROGER F - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry.
Total Cost - $2,828.71

FORBES, J RANDY - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (7 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - American Shipbuilding Assn's Congressional Workshop to provide a forum for Members of Congress & leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share ideas of concern and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services & the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,724.27

ALLEN, THOMAS H - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild sea service and the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,469.37

JONES, STEPHANIE TUBBS - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Congressional Workshop
Total Cost - $1,441.14

DAVIS, JO ANN S - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Education - Naval Shipbuilding Association
Total Cost - $907.97

HOBSON, DAVID LEE - Republican Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Congressional / Industry workshop
Total Cost - $1,851.84

HINCHEY, MAURICE D - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 2, 2004 (3 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - To provide a forum for Members of Congress and leaders of the shipbuilding industry to share areas of concern, and to discuss policy and legislation to rebuild our sea services and the shipbuilding industry
Total Cost - $1,712.55

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.