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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.

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  • 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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Assn of Trial Lawyers of America - $28,735.74 spent on 19 trips
92.0% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
8.0% spent on Republican Party

DOOLITTLE, JOHN T - Republican Party
July 18, 2003 - July 20, 2003 (3 days)
San Francisco, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,051.29

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party
July 29, 2000 - July 30, 2000 (2 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Address ATLA National Convention
Total Cost - $607.00

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party
July 20, 2002 - July 21, 2002 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - ATLA yearly conference
Total Cost - $801.50

PELOSI, NANCY - Democratic Party
February 9, 2002 - February 10, 2002 (2 days)
Miami, FL
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,844.25

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 10, 2001 - February 11, 2001 (2 days)
Philadelphia, PA - New Orleans, LA
Purpose - speech to ATLA's mid-winter convention
Total Cost - $3,109.75

BIDEN, JOSEPH R JR - Democratic Party
February 13, 2004 - February 15, 2004 (3 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - Speech to the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Winter Conference
Total Cost - $3,830.02

CLELAND, JOSEPH MAXWELL - Democratic Party
July 31, 2000 - August 3, 2000 (4 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - keynote speaker
Total Cost - $1,278.70

DODD, CHRISTOPHER J - Democratic Party
February 23, 2003 - February 24, 2003 (2 days)
Amelia Island, FL
Purpose - Keynote address at Annual Conference.
Total Cost -

HOLLINGS, ERNEST F - Democratic Party
August 4, 2000 - August 4, 2000 (1 days)
Hilton Head, SC
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $250.00

HOLLINGS, ERNEST F - Democratic Party
July 13, 2001 - July 15, 2001 (3 days)
Montreal, Canada
Purpose - speech
Total Cost - $1,589.61

JOHNSON, TIM - Democratic Party
July 13, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (4 days)
Montreal, Canada
Purpose - To speak at the annual convention of the Association of Trial Lawyers
Total Cost - $3,400.00

LEAHY, PATRICK - Democratic Party
January 21, 2000 - January 23, 2000 (3 days)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Purpose - speech to the association
Total Cost - $2,021.15

EDWARDS, JOHN R - Democratic Party
May 12, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (2 days)
Lansing, MI
Purpose - Keynote speaker at the Michigan trial Lawyers Banquet
Total Cost - $783.60

EDWARDS, JOHN R - Democratic Party
July 14, 2001 - July 16, 2001 (3 days)
Montreal, Canada
Purpose - Speaker at the annual meeting of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Total Cost - $3,757.50

EDWARDS, JOHN R - Democratic Party
July 20, 2002 - July 21, 2002 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Speech to A.T.L.A. luncheon
Total Cost - $654.00

GRAHAM, LINDSEY OLIN - Republican Party
January 30, 2005 - January 30, 2005 (1 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - Keynote speaker, American Trial Lawyers Association 2005 Winter Convention
Total Cost - $260.00

STABENOW, DEBBIE - Democratic Party
January 28, 2005 - January 29, 2005 (2 days)
La Quinta, CA
Purpose - Speaking
Total Cost - $1,190.88

DURBIN, RICHARD J - Democratic Party
July 23, 2005 - July 23, 2005 (1 days)
Toronto, Canada
Purpose - Deliver keynote address at opening plenary session of annual conference of Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Total Cost - $839.73

DAVIS, ARTUR GENESTRE - Democratic Party
July 23, 2005 - July 24, 2005 (2 days)
Toronto, Canada
Purpose - Luncheon speaker for ATLA annual convention
Total Cost - $466.76

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.