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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.

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Office of

Bill Nelson


Total cost of 55 office trips: $60,120.74


Trips by Bill Nelson
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $23,277.92

Destination: KEY LARGO, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,698.28
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $516.60
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Mar 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $674.88
source

Destination: POINT LOOKOUT, MO
Sponsor: College of the Ozarks
Purpose:
Date: May 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,215.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES BEFORE THE SENATE
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $559.67
source

Destination: MANALAPAN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE BUSINESS LAW SECTION OF THE FL BAR'S ANNUAL RETREAT
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $291.15
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.01
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Cuban American National Foundation
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CUBAN-AMERICAN NATIONAL FOUNDATION BANQUET
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,179.54
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND SPRING CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: AMELIA ISLAND, FL
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose:
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,873.68
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: May 28, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,072.47
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida Democratic Party
Purpose: ANNUAL JEFFERSON JACKSON DINNER
Date: Jun 12, 2004
Expense: $138.75
source

Destination: HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida League of Cities
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 21, 2004
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR EMBRAER'S AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY HANGAR AT CECIL COMMERCE CENTER
Date: Aug 23, 2004
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, S. CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RENAISSANCE WEEKEND CONFERENCE WHICH SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES ACROSS TRADITIONAL DIVIDES OF PROFESSIONS AND POLITICS, GEOGRAPHY AND GENERATIONS, RELIGIONS AND PHILOSOPHIES
Date: Dec 28, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,680.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Everglades Coalition
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO THE EVERGLADES COALITION CONFERENCE REGARDING EVERGLADES RESTORATION
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $399.94
source

Destination: POLK, HILLSBOROUGH & HARDEE COUNTIES
Sponsor: Florida Public Transportation Association
Purpose: AERIAL TOUR AND BRIEFING OF AGRICULTURE, PHOSPHATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, GROWTH PATTERNS AND TRANSPORTATION IN POLK, HILLSBOROUGH AND HARDEE COUNTIES
Date: Apr 22, 2005
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: SANDESTIN, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NORTHWEST FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NORTHWEST FL LEAGUE OF CITIES ANNUAL DINNER
Date: May 20, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $160.95
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Bill Nelson

Jaime Allentuck
Shahra Anderson
Rashahra Andreson
Celeste Brown
Peter Contostavlos
Jon Cooper
Leanna Gutierrez
Erin Hatch
Reg Leichty
Kim Luckey
Daniel Mclaughlin
Sheila Nix
Dan Shapiro
Michael Sozan
Caroline Tess
Bridget Walsh



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.