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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

Sierra Club - $46,139.82 spent on 12 trips
89.4% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
10.6% spent on Republican Party

BLUMENAUER, EARL - Democratic Party
June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Wilderness League, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Purpose - Fact finding trip - Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Total Cost - $2,761.86

CAPUANO, MICHAEL EVERETT - Democratic Party
July 1, 2000 - July 5, 2000 (5 days)
AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Wilderness League, Wilderness Society
Purpose - Education
Total Cost - $5,795.54

DEFAZIO, PETER A - Democratic Party
June 28, 2003 - July 2, 2003 (5 days)
AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, National Audobon Society, Natural Resources Defense Council, Alaska Wilderness League, Wilderness Society
Purpose - Fact-finding trip to Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on Oil Drilling, Energy and Wilderness Issues
Total Cost - $4,902.08

INSLEE, JAY R - Democratic Party
June 30, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (9 days)
AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Wilderness League
Purpose - Tour of wildlife refuge
Total Cost - $2,696.48

MCCOLLUM, BETTY - Democratic Party
June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
Fairbanks, AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Wilderness League, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Purpose - Fact finding trip to Artic Refuge
Total Cost - $3,017.08

SANCHEZ, LORETTA - Democratic Party
June 30, 2001 - July 5, 2001 (6 days)
AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Wilderness League, Wilderness Society, Defenders of Wildlife
Purpose - fact finding
Total Cost - $5,209.80

CHAFEE, LINCOLN D - Republican Party
August 3, 2002 - August 8, 2002 (6 days)
Fairbanks, AK - Artic Village, AK - Artic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Prudhoe Bay, AK - Fairbanks, AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Coalition, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Purpose - fact-finding trip on Artic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling/energy and wilderness issues
Total Cost - $4,905.15

CAPPS, LOIS G - Democratic Party
June 27, 2004 - July 1, 2004 (5 days)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Kaktovik, AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Purpose - Fact-finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling, energy, and wilderness issues
Total Cost - $2,506.00

MILLER, GEORGE - Democratic Party
March 5, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (3 days)
Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose - To participate in an environmental conference, "Progressive Litigation in Perilous Times"
Total Cost - $1,698.82

BOXER, BARBARA - Democratic Party
March 4, 2005 - March 7, 2005 (4 days)
Sundance, UT
Purpose - At attend a conference
Total Cost - $2,347.98

OBERSTAR, JAMES L - Democratic Party
June 26, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (7 days)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Kaktovik, AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earthjustice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Purpose - Fact-finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling/energy and wilderness issue
Total Cost - $3,739.27

COOPER, JAMES H S - Democratic Party
June 26, 2004 - July 2, 2004 (7 days)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, AK - Beaver, AK - Arctic Village, AK - Kaktovik, AK - Fairbanks, AK
Co-sponsor(s): Alaska Coalition, Alaska Wilderness League, Earth Justice, Natural Resources Defense Council, Wilderness Society, World Wildlife Fund
Purpose - Fact finding trip on Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil drilling /energy and wilderness issue
Total Cost - $6,559.76

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.