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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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    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 The Data

Office of

Mike Pence


Total cost of 30 office trips: $47,226.67


Trips by Mike Pence
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $25,713.52

Destination: RSC RETREAT
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $385.36
source

Destination:
Sponsor: THE ASPEN INSTITUTE-(THE MIKE PENCE COMMITTEE PAID REGISTRATION FEES OF
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: IAD-BERLIN, GERMANY AND RETURN
Sponsor: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
Purpose: ATTEND THE CONFERENCE ON INTERNL. TERRORISM
Date: Sep 28, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,266.58
source

Destination: RETREAT IN BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $347.00
source

Destination: EVANSVILLE, IN
Sponsor: VANDERBURG CO RIGHT TO LIFE (TRAVEL & MEALS) TRI-STATE ATHLETIC CLUB (LODGING)
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE PROLIFE ISSUES TO STATE OF INDIANA
Date: Apr 22, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO NAPLES, FL; SPEAK TO RIGHT TO WORK NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NATIONAL RIGHT TO WORK COMMITTEE
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE RIGHT TO WORK ISSUES
Date: Jan 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,256.78
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO THE GREENBRIER FOR THE 2003 CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT - EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO BOSTON, MA; SPEAK TO 2003 ANNUAL LEADERSHIP DINNER
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE PRO-ISRAEL ISSUES
Date: May 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $654.56
source

Destination: TRAVEL TO PALM BEACH, FL; SPEAK ON PANEL AT 2003 RESTORATION WEEKEND
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE GOVERNMENT & CONSERVATIVE ISSUES
Date: Nov 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,809.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP AS A MEMBER OF MIDEAST & CENTRAL ASIA SUBCOMMITTEE ON IR COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,871.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $484.46
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: COUNCIL FOR NATIONAL POLICY
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Mar 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,114.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: OFFICIAL; PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Apr 30, 2004
Expense: $648.19
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Richard Norman Co
Purpose: OFFICIAL; SPEAK TO PROMOTE CONGRESSIONAL & CONSERVATIVE NATIONAL ISSUES
Date: Nov 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $259.88
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,300.41
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,761.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Pence

Ron Arnold
Skip Brown
Sheila Cole
Ryan Fisher
Leanne Holdman
Matt Lloyd
William Smith
Paul Teller
Patrick Wilson



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.