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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

Brookings - $24,111.70 spent on 10 trips
51.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
48.6% spent on Republican Party

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $2,946.09

HERGER, WALLY - Republican Party
January 10, 2002 - January 13, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $2,111.00

JOHNSON, NANCY L - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform and Beyond Congressional Retreat
Total Cost - $4,547.00

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 10, 2002 (2 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - congressional retreat on welfare reform
Total Cost - $1,687.50

MCCRERY, JAMES OTIS III - Republican Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $2,108.18

MINK, PATSY - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $4,324.00

NEAL, RICHARD E - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 12, 2002 (4 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform summit
Total Cost - $3,057.75

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
January 9, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (3 days)
Phoenix, AZ
Purpose - welfare reform retreat
Total Cost - $1,294.12

BINGAMAN, JEFF - Democratic Party
January 10, 2002 - January 11, 2002 (2 days)
Scottsdale, AZ
Purpose - To attend a welfare reform conference
Total Cost - $1,133.00

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
February 10, 2005 - February 11, 2005 (2 days)
Milwaukee, WI
Co-sponsor(s): Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Johnson Foundation
Purpose - To speak at Progressive Mayors - New Cities Project Conference
Total Cost - $903.06

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.