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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Dave Weldon


Total cost of 28 office trips: $38,799.22


Trips by Dave Weldon
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $12,637.65

Destination: LEGISLATIVE DISCUSSIONS, BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: House Republican Study Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $387.00
source

Destination: SPEECH ON MEDICAL ISSUES PENDING LEGISLATION
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK TO BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONF.
Date: Jan 11, 2001
Expense: $2,003.45
source

Destination: SCHEDULED MEETINGS & DISCUSSIONS BY CONGRESSIONAL INSTITUTE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,034.00
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Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Canyonville Christian Academy
Purpose: INVITATION TO SPEAK AT SEMINAR ON GOV'T AT DAUGHTER'S BOARDING SCHOOL
Date: Feb 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,293.93
source

Destination: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $790.00
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ISSUES/AGENDA
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: AUSTRIA, TX
Sponsor: TEXAS RIGHT TO LIFE
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS OF THE TEXAS LEGISLATOR
Date: Apr 19, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $453.95
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Autism One
Purpose: SPEECH AT CONVENTION
Date: May 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $655.20
source

Destination: ARIZONA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: 104TH CONGRESS CLASS RETREAT
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,071.00
source

Destination: DC-BALTIMORE-ORLANDO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,033.12
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: THE MONTEL WILLIAMS SHOW
Purpose: PURPOSE WAS TO DISCUSS THE AUTISM HEALTH ISSUE, WHICH CONGRESSMAN WELDON HAS INTRODUCED LEGISLATION ON
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $943.10
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF THE TRIP WAS TO APPEAR ON "THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS"
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $587.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dave Weldon

W Burns
David Christensen
Erin Coyle
Brendan Curry
Dana Gartzke
Jaillene Honter
Eric Keber



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.