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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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Congressional Economic Leadership Institute - $93,181.11 spent on 17 trips
64.5% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
35.5% spent on Republican Party

BOEHNER, JOHN A - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 3, 2000 (3 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - Transatlantic study trip
Total Cost - $1,090.00

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
NV
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,136.00

CASTLE, MICHAEL N - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Purpose - TransAtlantic Policy Network -- Educational
Total Cost - $1,090.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
November 15, 2003 - November 23, 2003 (9 days)
Berlin, Germany - Strasbourg, France - Paris, France
Purpose - International relations and trade discussions
Total Cost - $15,801.00

DOOLEY, CALVIN M - Democratic Party
April 12, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (6 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Germany
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - Speaking engagement - discussions of transatlantic policy issues
Total Cost - $13,238.00

ENGLISH, PHILIP S - Republican Party
April 10, 2004 - April 20, 2004 (11 days)
Budapest, Hungary - Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany - London, England
Purpose - speaker and participant in Transatlantic Policy Network meeting on US EU relations, speaker and participant in the US Germany Marshall Fund Seminar and panelist in the Parliamentary Assembly Interparliamentary forum on Transatlantic dialogue
Total Cost - $13,393.00

FARR, SAM - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Purpose - Meet with European leaders and discuss economic issues
Total Cost - $10,244.62

KOLBE, JIM - Republican Party
July 6, 2001 - July 9, 2001 (4 days)
Montreal, Canada
Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,282.24

LEVIN, SANDER - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - TPN winter meeting and CELI study visit
Total Cost - $5,592.25

MILLER, CANDICE S - Republican Party
April 11, 2004 - April 17, 2004 (7 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Stuttgart, Germany - Munich, Germany
Purpose - meeting with members of European Union, Parliament and other economic leaders
Total Cost - $12,568.00

NAPOLITANO, GRACE - Democratic Party
April 12, 2002 - April 14, 2002 (3 days)
Las Vegas, NV
Purpose - trip focused on gaming and hospitality industries, nuclear waste disposal.
Total Cost - $1,335.00

NORTHUP, ANNE M - Republican Party
July 11, 2003 - July 13, 2003 (3 days)
Chicago, IL
Purpose - Aviation Issues Conference
Total Cost - $1,180.00

PASTOR, EDWARD L - Democratic Party
July 7, 2000 - July 8, 2000 (2 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - Study aviation safety and operation issues
Total Cost - $2,346.50

SAWYER, THOMAS - Democratic Party
November 27, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (8 days)
Brussels, Belgium - Venice, Italy
Purpose - Study trip
Total Cost - $10,394.50

UPTON, FREDERICK STEPHEN - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Rome, Italy - Venice, Italy
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $1,260.00

ROBERTS, PAT - Republican Party
December 1, 2000 - December 4, 2000 (4 days)
Venice, Italy
Co-sponsor(s): Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose - participate in fall meeting
Total Cost - $1,230.00

LATOURETTE, STEVEN C - Republican Party
July 6, 2000 - July 10, 2000 (5 days)
Seattle, WA
Purpose - aviation conference. Wash, DC - Seattle - Wash, DC
Total Cost -

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.