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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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  • 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.

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

Ted Stevens


Total cost of 61 office trips: $139,748.02


Trips by Ted Stevens
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $56,996.75

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA. MRS. STEVENS ALSO ATTENDED
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Cap Cure
Purpose: REMARKS BY SENATOR TED STEVENS
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $3,144.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2001 AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,311.96
source

Destination: ANAHEIM, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL PANEL ON ISSUES BEFORE THE 107TH CONGRESS
Date: Jan 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMEN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,290.20
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION AND VERISON COMMUNICATIONS-COSPONSORS
Purpose: SPEECH AT THE USTA CONFERENCE-TELECOMMUNICATIONS LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 24, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,263.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN TO MEETING OF NATIONAL FISHERIES INSTITUTE
Date: Oct 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Lost Tree Chapel Forum
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM "ARE WE PREPARED FOR THE WAR AGAINST GLOBAL TERRORISM"
Date: Mar 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,746.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc
Purpose: REMARKS GIVEN AT THE MIDNIGHT SUN SHIP CHRISTENING
Date: Aug 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,039.55
source

Destination: KITTY HAWK, NC
Sponsor: COMBS AVIATION CO.
Purpose: PLANNING 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAN'S FIRST FLIGHT AT KITTY HAWK, NC. VISITED KITTY HAWK MEMORIAL AT NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
Date: Apr 26, 2003
Expense: $1,130.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HI
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,913.18
source

Destination: KAVAI, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE IN HAWAII PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND DEBATES
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $4,657.86
source

Destination: GREAT EXUMA ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: THE CONGRESSIONAL PROGRAM OF THE ASPEN INSTITUTE-PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON BRAZIL
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,177.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: REMARKS AT ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $687.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: REMARKS AT ERNEST N. MORIAL CONVENTION CENTER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,048.20
source

Destination: IRVINGTON VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ATTEND BICAMERAL LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $776.00
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 8, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,523.11
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,704.62
source

Destination: MONTEREY, CA
Sponsor: Catherine B Reynolds Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT FOUNDATION EDUCATIONAL SUMMIT
Date: Apr 30, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,600.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Ted Stevens

M Sidney Ashworth
Christine Drager
Ruth Ernst
Andrew Givens
Tom Hawkins
James Hayes
Lesley Kalan
Christine Kurth
George Lowe
Jennifer Lowe
Jason Mulvihill
Matthew Paxton
Mitch Rose
David Russell
Justin Stiefel
Lisa Sutherland
Brian Wilson
John Young



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.