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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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    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

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  • 09.03.15

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  • 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

Jesse Jackson


Total cost of 68 office trips: $152,353.97


Trips by Jesse Jackson
Total cost of congressperson's 44 trips: $113,277.09

Destination: MINNEPOLIS, MN
Sponsor: MINNESOTA SPEAKERS FORUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 23, 2000
Expense: $1,048.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 25, 2000
Expense: $86.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL - LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Smiley Group Inc
Purpose: PANELIST
Date: Aug 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,231.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - PHOENIX, AZ
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 19, 2000
Expense: $274.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Chitrahar Broadcasting
Purpose: SPEAKER/RECIPIENT OF AWARD
Date: Aug 19, 2000
Expense: $980.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - JACKSONVILLE, FL - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: People for the American Way Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,329.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, MN - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: General Mills
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,387.00
source

Destination: BOSTON
Sponsor: NORTHEAST ACTION CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 10, 2001
Expense: $198.00
source

Destination: DXB - DOH
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $19,500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Morehouse School of Medicine
Purpose: RECEIPT OF HONORARY DEGREE
Date: May 19, 2001
Expense: $1,504.00
source

Destination: N YORK
Sponsor: Nation, The
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $892.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Americans for Democratic Action
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 23, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA - OAKLAND, CA - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 24, 2001
Expense: $2,251.50
source

Destination: SEATTLE - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 13, 2001
Expense: $3,832.75
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Nov 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,559.63
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Sponsor: OHIO COMMISSION ON MINORITY HEALTH
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,472.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - DALLAS, TX - SAN JOSE, CA
Sponsor: Boy Scouts of America and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 11, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $5,510.99
source

Destination: SAN JOSE, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 13, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $3,382.79
source

Destination: NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 11, 2002
Expense: $586.50
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Meharry Medical College
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 18, 2002
Expense: $238.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Tom Joyner Foundation
Purpose: PANELIST FOR THE BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM THINK TANK
Date: May 25, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $5,934.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - BILOXI, MS - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Magnolia Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $8,070.00
source

Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS - LOS ANGELES - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,141.83
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,999.11
source

Destination: CHATTANOOGA
Sponsor: NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $869.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO - NEW ORLEANS - WASHINGTON
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,029.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: University of North Carolina
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 31, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,002.43
source

Destination: CARBONDALE
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 9, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $645.00
source

Destination: DETROIT
Sponsor: Human Rights Campaign
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 15, 2003
Expense: $794.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: National Medical Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,517.00
source

Destination: LITTLE ROCK, AR - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Mar 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,417.49
source

Destination: CHICAGO - ATLANTA
Sponsor: MINORITY HEALTH PROFESSIONS FOUNDATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 8, 2004
Expense: $411.70
source

Destination: ATLANTA - NEW ORLEANS - CHICAGO
Sponsor: STUDENT NATIONAL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 9, 2004
Expense: $825.30
source

Destination: WASHINGTON - NY
Sponsor: New Democracy Project
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 15, 2004
Expense: $146.70
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: PUGET SOUND ALLIANCE FOR RETIRED AMERICANS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 22, 2004
Expense: $1,273.20
source

Destination: BOSTON - SAN DIEGO - CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Medical Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jul 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $8,456.80
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: URBAN ISSUES BREAKFAST FORUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $3,233.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,494.39
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 15, 2004
Expense: $2,022.70
source

Destination: SYRACUSE, NY
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING ON ENVIRONMENTAL/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
Date: Jan 29, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,549.72
source

Destination: CHICAGO-GREENSBORO, NC-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER & MUSEUM
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $749.46
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-RALEIGH, NC-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: St Augustine College
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT-COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 7, 2005
Expense: $338.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-AUSTIN, TX-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Democracy for Texas
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jun 18, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $589.60
source

Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $11,392.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jesse Jackson

Kristopher Anderson
Theresa Caldwell
Charles Dujon
Kenneth Edmonds
Frank Watkins



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.