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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

Jim Cooper


Total cost of 17 office trips: $54,214.41


Trips by Jim Cooper
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $49,230.62

Destination: BALTIMORE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION
Date: Jan 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $662.01
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: MOREHEAD FOUNDATION
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN MOREHEAD ALUMNI FORUM
Date: Mar 29, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $215.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX
Sponsor: Thomas Cressey Equity Partners
Purpose: PARTICIPATION/SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,297.13
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-WILLIAMSBURG, VA-NASHVILLE
Sponsor: New Democrat Network
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $608.40
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,797.40
source

Destination: NASHVILLE FAIRBANKS, BEAVER, ARCTIC VILLAGE, ARCTIC NAT'L WILDLIFE REFUGE, KAKTOVIK-FAIRBANKS-GULFPORT, MS
Sponsor: ALASKA COALITION, ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, EARTH JUSTICE, NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL, SIERRA CLUB, WITTERNESS SOCIETY, WORLD WILDLIFE FEE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE OIL DRILLING/ENERGY & WILDERNESS ISSUE
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,559.76
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES - SYDNEY - MELBOURNE - BRISBANE - CARNES L.A.
Sponsor: American Australian Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $25,441.56
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,121.40
source

Destination: D.C. - BOSTON
Sponsor: Healthcare Association of New York State
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Jul 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $428.62
source

Destination: MALIBU, CA
Sponsor: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.79
source

Destination: DUBLIN, IRELAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,843.55
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Cooper

Thomas Fields
Christi Granstaff
Laura Haynes
Anne Kim



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.