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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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AFL-CIO - $20,029.34 spent on 19 trips
95.1% spent on Democratic Party
4.9% spent on Independent Party
0.0% spent on Republican Party

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
August 20, 2000 - August 21, 2000 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $491.74

ABERCROMBIE, NEIL - Democratic Party
June 19, 2004 - June 20, 2004 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $688.07

BONIOR, DAVID - Democratic Party
February 11, 2001 - February 14, 2001 (4 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaking engagement
Total Cost - $2,568.22

DELAHUNT, WILLIAM D - Democratic Party
February 18, 2003 - February 21, 2003 (4 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Purpose - Speaking engagement, conference participant
Total Cost - $2,177.51

FRANK, BARNEY - Democratic Party
May 26, 2001 - May 27, 2001 (2 days)
Falmouth, MA
Purpose - Speech at conference
Total Cost - $230.00

GEPHARDT, RICHARD A - Democratic Party
March 9, 2004 - March 11, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL
Purpose - participate in annual meetings
Total Cost - $1,270.90

LEE, BARBARA - Democratic Party
January 14, 2003 - January 15, 2003 (2 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Co-sponsor(s): National Organization of Legal Service Workers, United Auto Workers
Purpose - speech to National Organization of Legal Service Workers
Total Cost - $321.14

MENENDEZ, ROBERT - Democratic Party
March 6, 2004 - March 8, 2004 (3 days)
West Palm Beach, FL - Miami, FL
Purpose - speak at winter executive committee meeting
Total Cost - $1,999.40

MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
February 12, 2001 - February 13, 2001 (2 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speaker at AFL-CIO Executive Council Winter Meeting
Total Cost - $1,723.22

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
February 22, 2003 - February 23, 2003 (2 days)
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-sponsor(s):
Purpose - speak at the executive committee meeting of TTD
Total Cost - $687.83

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
February 9, 2001 - February 9, 2001 (1 days)
Los Angeles, CA
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $216.50

WATERS, MAXINE - Democratic Party
January 14, 2000 - January 15, 2000 (2 days)
Atlanta, GA
Purpose - Participant in leadership panel to discuss Census 2000, HIV/AIDS in the African community, and issues of black farmers; participant in Martin Luther King commemoration activities
Total Cost - $2,552.92

KUCINICH, DENNIS J - Democratic Party
January 29, 2005 - January 31, 2005 (3 days)
Tacoma, WA
Co-sponsor(s): America In Solidarity
Purpose - Speech
Total Cost - $983.79

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
February 28, 2005 - February 28, 2005 (1 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - Attended Council Meeting regarding Labor issues on behalf of the Hispanic Caucus as Chairwoman
Total Cost - $823.60

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
August 11, 2004 - August 11, 2004 (1 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Legislative keynote - AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting
Total Cost - $325.00

CUMMINGS, ELIJAH E - Independent Party
June 25, 2004 - June 26, 2004 (2 days)
Orlando, FL
Purpose - AFL-CIO Legislative Conference - Legislative update keynote
Total Cost - $647.00

GUTIERREZ, LUIS V - Democratic Party
June 14, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (1 days)
Houston, TX
Purpose - Speak at immigration rally
Total Cost - $562.50

KENNEDY, EDWARD MOORE - Democratic Party
July 25, 2005 - July 25, 2005 (1 days)
Not specified
Purpose - Remarks/speech
Total Cost - $1,760.00

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.