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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

Dennis Cardoza


Total cost of 21 office trips: $47,015.42


Trips by Dennis Cardoza
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $32,045.89

Destination: MCCLOUD, CA TO SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,122.52
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO VIA NEW YORK TO ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,943.55
source

Destination: FRESNO-PALM SPRINGS-WASH, DC FRESNO-PALM SPRINGS-FRESNO
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,523.95
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS AREA
Sponsor: Annenberg Foundation and related organizations
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,476.30
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE/AMELIA ISLAND, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: SPRING RETREAT FOR DLC
Date: Mar 25, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,939.18
source

Destination: JACKSONHOLE, WY
Sponsor: JONES MANAGEMENT LLC
Purpose: PAYDAY ADVANCE WITH COMMUNITY FINANCIAL SERVICES ASSOC. OF AMERICA
Date: Sep 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,860.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TO ASSESS PROGRESS MADE ON THE 10-POINT, 10-YEAR ACTION PLAN IN THE TPN'S "STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP" AND TO SET TPN'S WORK PRIORITIES
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $13,265.13
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA-MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA-SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS MARCH BY VISITING THE HISTORIC SITES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA-CHICAGO (O'HARE AIRPORT)-WASHINGTON, DC (REAGAN AIRPORT)
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC./CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: FIRST-HAND LOOK AT THEIR EXCHANGES, SPEAK WITH THOSE WHO OPERATE IN THEIR MARKETS ON A DAILY BASIS, AND SEE A DEMONSTRATION OF THEIR RECENT INNOVATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,324.85
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA-CHICAGO, IL-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: ATTEND THE ANNUAL UNITED PRODUCE TRADE SHOW IN CHICAGO, IL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INDUSTRY AND HOW IT RELATES TO CALIFORNIA AGRICULTURE
Date: May 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $665.41
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dennis Cardoza

Anne Cannon
Gary Palmquist
Jennifer Walsh
Eric Wortman



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.