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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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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.

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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?

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  • 08.27.15

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Back to The Data

Office of

Rahm Emanuel


Total cost of 23 office trips: $40,148.49


Trips by Rahm Emanuel
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $17,992.58

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: National-Louis University
Purpose: DELIVERY OF COMMENCEMENT SPEECH
Date: Jun 7, 2003
Expense: $426.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, O'HARE-NEW YORK, LA GUARDIA
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: VISIT TO NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND RINGING OF BELL AT THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Date: Sep 14, 2003
Expense: $1,111.78
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Purpose: VISIT TO THE CHICAGO BOARD CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE AND THE CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $550.86
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE, "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FUTURE'S INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE. "WASHINGTON OUTLOOK PANEL"
Date: Mar 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,212.46
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: APPEARANCE ON "REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER"
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,194.89
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PUBLICATION AND SEMINAR HOSTED BY THE JEAN-JAURES FOUNDATION
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $6,014.22
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: PROGRAM FOR NEWLY ELECTED MEMBERS ON CONGRESS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,269.91
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Rahm Emanuel

John Borovicka
Robert Getzoff
Jonathan Hoganson
Luis Jimenez
Elizabeth Smith
Pete Spiro



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.