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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

HBO - $17,754.24 spent on 13 trips
87.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
13.0% spent on Republican Party

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Conference with executive officers and legal staff of AOL- TW regarding legislation relating its on-line music distribution services
Total Cost - $910.00

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
January 7, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - speaking -- award recipient
Total Cost - $633.99

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
January 8, 2001 - January 9, 2001 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Trumpet Awards and Dinner
Total Cost - $472.22

ORTIZ, SOLOMON P - Democratic Party
October 23, 2003 - October 26, 2003 (4 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Co-sponsor(s): Sony Music, Altria, Pfizer, Inc., Coca Cola Enterprises Inc, Fannie Mae, AstraZeneca, Aventis, Eli Lilly Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, Puerto Rico Telephone
Purpose - "Tri-Caucus Retreat" to improve relationships between member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus; the Cong. Black Caucus and the Cong/ Asian Pacific American Caucus
Total Cost - $5,736.66

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
January 5, 2002 - January 8, 2002 (4 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - recipient of the "tower of power" award at the 10th annual trumpet awards, Turner Broadcasting, guest of honor at other related events over a three-day period
Total Cost - $4,371.10

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
March 24, 2004 - March 24, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Travel from Washington to Wilmington following an appearance on "Larry King Live"
Total Cost - $638.06

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 18, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Late Edition
Total Cost - $103.56

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 13, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Senator was guest on Late Edition
Total Cost - $27.50

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
July 15, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Late Edition
Total Cost - $103.56

EMANUEL, RAHM - Democratic Party
August 13, 2004 - August 14, 2004 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Total Cost - $2,194.89

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
December 6, 2004 - December 6, 2004 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on CNN Program "NewsNight with Aaron Brown"
Total Cost - $250.00

ROS-LEHTINEN, ILEANA - Republican Party
March 18, 2005 - March 18, 2005 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Live taping of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher
Total Cost - $1,896.00

HAYWORTH, JD - Republican Party
April 19, 2004 - April 19, 2004 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Appearance on CNN's Crossfire
Total Cost - $416.70

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.