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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.

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

Marsha Blackburn


Total cost of 27 office trips: $40,178.83


Trips by Marsha Blackburn
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $22,002.52

Destination: JOHNSON CITY, TN
Sponsor: Washington County Republican Party
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN BLACKBURN WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL LINCOLN DAY DINNER
Date: May 9, 2003
Expense: $1,513.00
source

Destination: MEMPHIS, TN, ATLANTA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Tennessee Malt Beverage Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE TENNESSEE MALT BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,134.29
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Foundation for Women Legislators Inc
Purpose: WAS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE NFWL ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $642.42
source

Destination: KNOXVILLE, TN-WEST PALM BEACH, FL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Republican National Committee
Purpose: CONGRESSMAN WAS INVITED TO SPEAK AT AN RNC EVENT
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $855.00
source

Destination: ARLINGTON, VA TO CAMBRIDGE, MD TO BWI
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $442.66
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-WEST PALM BEACH, FL-MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING TO CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,328.60
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN-BOCA RATON, CHARLES RETURNED TO NASHVILLE AND CONGRESSMAN RETURNED TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Futures Industry Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE PANELIST FOR THE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,469.41
source

Destination: MOBILE, ALABAMA-JACKSONVILLE, FL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: TENNESSEE GAS ASSOCIATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, KEYNOTE SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,076.02
source

Destination: FORT MYERS, FL, NASHVILLE, TN, TAMPA, FL, DALLAS TX
Sponsor: Club for Growth Inc
Purpose: SPEAKING AT THE CLUB FOR GROWTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 11, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,934.40
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $4,096.71
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: EXCALIBUR CLASSIC, INC.
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKING AT A FUNDRAISER FOR JOE DIMAGGIO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND DUKE UNIVERSITY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Date: Apr 16, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,786.50
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Electronic Retailing Association
Purpose: SPEAKING, GIVING KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,723.51
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Marsha Blackburn

Rodney Bacigalupo
Stephen Brophy
Ryan Laskarn
Jesse Ryan Loskarn
Joshua Mullen
Michael Platt



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.