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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 Banker - $52,659.28 spent on 26 trips
45.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
54.2% spent on Republican Party

BARR, BOB - Republican Party
March 27, 2001 - March 27, 2001 (1 days)
NC
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $784.50

CHAMBLISS, SAXBY - Republican Party
May 26, 2001 - May 30, 2001 (5 days)
Napa, CA
Purpose - Spoke to GBA annual conference
Total Cost - $3,077.36

DAVIS, THOMAS M III - Republican Party
February 9, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - address ABA legislative conference
Total Cost - $570.31

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
February 22, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (3 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - Speech at Legislative Liaison Advisory Committee Winter Conference
Total Cost - $1,787.00

FROST, MARTIN - Democratic Party
July 27, 2002 - July 29, 2002 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - to speak to participants at the ABA's summer meeting
Total Cost - $8,245.00

GORDON, BARTON JENNINGS - Democratic Party
June 9, 2000 - June 13, 2000 (5 days)
Bermuda
Purpose - speaker-annual meeting
Total Cost - $2,762.96

HOOLEY, DARLENE - Democratic Party
February 5, 2004 - February 6, 2004 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Legislative Liaison Advisory Committee Winter Conference
Total Cost - $1,897.08

LUCAS, FRANK D - Republican Party
November 13, 2001 - November 13, 2001 (1 days)
St. Louis, MO
Purpose - Speak at American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference
Total Cost - $1,295.50

LUCAS, KENNETH RAY - Democratic Party
September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Sea Island, GA
Purpose - To deliver a speech to the convention
Total Cost - $1,184.45

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
February 8, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (3 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - speech at conference
Total Cost - $2,015.00

SESSIONS, PETE - Republican Party
February 25, 2000 - February 28, 2000 (4 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Address to ABA LLAC Annual Meeting
Total Cost - $3,621.34

STENHOLM, CHARLIE W - Democratic Party
March 21, 2002 - March 22, 2002 (2 days)
San Antonio, TX
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,048.11

TOOMEY, PATRICK - Republican Party
February 15, 2001 - February 16, 2001 (2 days)
Tampa, FL
Purpose - speak at Legislative liaison advisory committee.
Total Cost - $1,309.53

HAGEL, CHARLES T - Republican Party
July 19, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (2 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - speak at American Bankers Association annual meeting
Total Cost - $3,668.00

MURKOWSKI, FRANK - Republican Party
July 14, 2000 - July 16, 2000 (3 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - speech at annual meeting
Total Cost - $1,690.45

REED, JACK - Democratic Party
February 25, 2000 - February 26, 2000 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - speech at the annual winter conference
Total Cost - $1,977.00

BUNNING, JIM - Republican Party
September 9, 2001 - September 10, 2001 (2 days)
Sea Island, GA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $1,791.80

ENZI, MICHAEL B - Republican Party
February 21, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (3 days)
Coral Gables, FL
Purpose - Convention speaker
Total Cost - $5,935.00

PRYOR, MARK LUNSFORD - Democratic Party
August 8, 2003 - August 8, 2003 (1 days)
Branson, MO
Purpose - Speech at annual convention
Total Cost - $823.00

CROWLEY, JOSEPH - Democratic Party
February 10, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (2 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speech for 2005 Legislative Conference
Total Cost - $1,187.80

CANTOR, ERIC - Republican Party
February 11, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (1 days)
Naples, FL
Purpose - Speak to their Legislative Liaison Advisory Conference
Total Cost - $950.29

NEY, ROBERT W - Republican Party
July 10, 2004 - July 11, 2004 (2 days)
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Purpose - Speech to the ABA's summer meeting
Total Cost - $1,000.01

FORD, HAROLD E JR - Democratic Party
October 26, 2004 - October 27, 2004 (2 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $339.60

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
November 30, 2004 - December 3, 2004 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $834.01

CRAPO, MICHAEL D - Republican Party
June 6, 2004 - June 8, 2004 (3 days)
Tampa, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost -

HENSARLING, JEB MR. - Republican Party
August 16, 2005 - August 18, 2005 (3 days)
Colorado Springs, CO
Purpose - Guest speaker at annual conference
Total Cost - $2,864.18

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.