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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

Int'l Brotherhood of Teamsters - $24,690.40 spent on 11 trips
76.4% spent on Democratic Party
23.6% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
July 17, 2000 - July 18, 2000 (2 days)
Detroit, MI
Purpose -
Total Cost - $1,100.00

COSTELLO, JERRY F - Democratic Party
November 14, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (4 days)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - Fact finding trip on the effects of NAFTA on its 10th anniversary
Total Cost - $2,284.52

GRIJALVA, RAUL M MR. - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 15, 2003 (3 days)
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Purpose - Study the effect of NAFTA and other international trade agreements on the US - Mexico border
Total Cost - $1,522.66

KAPTUR, MARCY - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
Mexico
Purpose - To study effects of NAFTA
Total Cost - $3,125.00

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
June 24, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - speaking engagement
Total Cost - $478.00

SANDERS, BERNARD - Independent Party
November 13, 2003 - November 18, 2003 (6 days)
El Paso, TX - Juarez, Mexico - Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - to study effects of trade policy and attended meetings with officials and a number of community leaders
Total Cost - $5,822.57

SCHAKOWSKY, JANICE D - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 16, 2003 (4 days)
Las Vegas, NV - El Paso, TX - Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - NAFTA tour
Total Cost - $3,819.00

STRICKLAND, TED - Democratic Party
November 13, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (5 days)
Mexico City, Mexico
Purpose - To learn more about the affects of NAFTA
Total Cost - $2,762.28

DASCHLE, THOMAS ANDREW - Democratic Party
June 25, 2001 - June 25, 2001 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - keynote address
Total Cost - $1,839.00

SANCHEZ, LINDA - Democratic Party
November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
San Salvador, El Salvador
Purpose - To monitor the status of the Soto murder investigation
Total Cost - $1,060.02

MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
March 13, 2005 - March 14, 2005 (2 days)
San Diego, CA
Purpose - Featured speaker at Teamsters' annual meeting re Social Security & Multi-Employer Benefit Plans
Total Cost - $877.35

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.