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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

Microsoft - $129,889.42 spent on 25 trips
95.4% spent on Democratic Party
3.7% spent on Independent Party
0.8% spent on Republican Party

BISHOP, SANFORD D JR - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): AT&T, American Airlines
Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Total Cost - $9,205.00

BOSWELL, LEONARD L - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Microsoft campus visit
Total Cost - $7,024.36

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
April 18, 2001 - April 18, 2001 (1 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Speech to Microsoft executives regarding intellectual property tour changes on the congressional agenda
Total Cost - $1,750.00

BROWN, CORRINE - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
Monterey, CA
Co-sponsor(s): American Airlines, AT&T
Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Total Cost - $4,867.00

CLAYTON, EVA - Democratic Party
March 15, 2000 - March 17, 2000 (3 days)
Not specified
Co-sponsor(s): AT&T, American Airlines
Purpose -
Total Cost - $4,602.50

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): AT&T, American Airlines
Purpose - Technology tour in California
Total Cost - $4,867.00

DAVIS, JAMES OSCAR III - Democratic Party
December 11, 2003 - December 12, 2003 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - fact finding trip to see first hand Starbucks Corp and Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington.
Total Cost - $2,970.16

DAVIS, LINCOLN EDWARD - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Nashville, TN
Purpose - Meeting with technology industry leaders, briefing on current issues
Total Cost - $6,790.68

HONDA, MIKE - Democratic Party
December 11, 2003 - December 13, 2003 (3 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - to do a plant tour of Microsoft facility and meet with CEO of Starbucks
Total Cost - $2,019.79

LEE, SHEILA JACKSON - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): AT&T, American Airlines
Purpose - CBC Tech Summit
Total Cost - $747.00

JOHNSON, EDDIE BERNICE - Democratic Party
March 16, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (3 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): AT&T, American Airlines
Purpose - Hi-tech tour for CBC hosted by Rep. Johnson
Total Cost - $9,425.00

KILPATRICK, CAROLYN CHEEKS - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): AT&T, American Airlines
Purpose - Attend technology presentations and tour company facilities
Total Cost - $9,594.00

LUCAS, KENNETH RAY - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - legislative study and fact-finding
Total Cost - $6,833.18

MCINTYRE, MIKE - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - educational trip regarding high-tech issues as related to official duties
Total Cost - $6,176.00

MEEK, CARRIE - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
San Jose, CA - Monterey, CA
Co-sponsor(s): American Airlines, AT&T
Purpose - participate in technology briefing
Total Cost - $4,602.50

MICHAUD, MICHAEL H - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Congressional briefing/Microsoft Campus Visit for Members of the Blue Dog Coalition
Total Cost - $2,405.19

MOORE, DENNIS - Democratic Party
July 26, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (4 days)
Redmond, WA
Purpose -
Total Cost - $5,610.43

NORTON, ELEANOR HOLMES - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 19, 2001 (5 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): American Airlines, AT&T
Purpose - Attend technology presentation and tour company facilities as part of Congressional Black Caucus Retreat
Total Cost - $4,771.00

OWENS, MAJOR ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
Menlo Park, CA - Monterey, CA
Co-sponsor(s): American Airlines, AT&T
Purpose - Attend technology presentation and tour company facilities
Total Cost - $9,205.00

PAYNE, DONALD M - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 16, 2001 (2 days)
Menlo Park, CA - Monterey, CA
Co-sponsor(s): American Airlines, AT&T
Purpose - Attend technology presentation and tour of facilities
Total Cost - $9,205.00

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
July 27, 2003 - July 29, 2003 (3 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - meetings and fact-finding
Total Cost - $4,598.43

THOMPSON, BENNIE G - Democratic Party
March 15, 2001 - March 18, 2001 (4 days)
San Jose, CA
Co-sponsor(s): American Airlines, AT&T
Purpose - to attend technology presentations & tour company facilities
Total Cost - $9,203.00

HATCH, ORRIN GRANT - Republican Party
June 11, 2004 - June 14, 2004 (4 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - speech and meet with executives of Microsoft Corporation and Real Networks
Total Cost - $1,058.20

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
April 15, 2005 - April 18, 2005 (4 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Speech to Microsoft meeting on elements of upcoming telecommunications law reform
Total Cost - $1,370.00

HOYER, STENY HAMILTON - Democratic Party
March 3, 2000 - March 5, 2000 (3 days)
Birmingham, AL - Montgomery, AL - Selma, AL
Co-sponsor(s): Faith and Politics Institute, Alabama Power Company, Delta Air Lines Inc, Coca Cola Enterprises Inc, Daimler Chrysler, Fannie Mae, General Motors, Caterpillar Inc, Pew Charitable Trust, National Chamber Foundation
Purpose - Alabama Pilgrimage to celebrate 35th Anniversary of '65 Voting Rights Act March
Total Cost - $989.00

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.