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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.

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Daily Show with John Stewart - $9,774.51 spent on 21 trips
49.1% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
50.9% spent on Republican Party

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
April 29, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Web/television interview
Total Cost - $1,605.00

MALONEY, JAMES H - Democratic Party
May 31, 2001 - May 31, 2001 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Interviews
Total Cost - $370.00

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
September 8, 2000 - September 11, 2000 (4 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $2,426.90

TAUZIN, WILBERT J II - Republican Party
July 22, 2001 - July 23, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - meetings regarding National Ownership cap and program access
Total Cost - $681.20

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
January 29, 2003 - January 29, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Appearance on CBS News "The Early Shoe"
Total Cost - $103.56

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
April 11, 2004 - April 11, 2004 (1 days)
Fort Myers, FL
Purpose - Auto service in Fort Myers for appearance on "Face the Nation"
Total Cost - $330.75

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
March 29, 2001 - March 29, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Total Cost - $103.56

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
September 25, 2001 - September 25, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Early Show
Total Cost - $155.35

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 11, 2001 - February 11, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Total Cost - $155.35

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
May 27, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Senator was guest on Sunday talk show
Total Cost - $77.68

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 13, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 15, 2000 - February 15, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 17, 2000 - February 22, 2000 (6 days)
Westchester, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - Westchester, NY - New Haven CT - Washington DC
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 27, 2000 - February 27, 2000 (1 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
February 29, 2000 - February 29, 2000 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 17, 2003 - January 17, 2003 (1 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Promote book
Total Cost -

LIEBERMAN, JOSEPH I - Democratic Party
January 19, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Promote book. Washington, DC - New York, NY
Total Cost -

CARNAHAN, JEAN - Democratic Party
June 3, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - appearance on CBS "The Early Show"
Total Cost - $430.28

COLEMAN, NORM - Republican Party
August 17, 2004 - August 18, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - To appear on the Daily Show with John Stewart
Total Cost - $688.59

SCHULTZ, DEBBIE WASSERMAN - Democratic Party
March 26, 2005 - March 27, 2005 (2 days)
Washington, DC
Purpose - Press Interview - Live
Total Cost - $1,471.70

BONILLA, HENRY - Republican Party
August 2, 2004 - August 3, 2004 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Interview on The Daily Show
Total Cost - $1,174.59

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.