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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

    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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Janice Schakowsky


Total cost of 29 office trips: $79,620.28


Trips by Janice Schakowsky
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $59,326.86

Destination: HONDURAS
Sponsor: Care
Purpose: TO DELIVER CARE PACKAGES FROM CONGRESS
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,507.52
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Nevada State Democratic Party
Purpose: KEYNOTE STATE CONVENTION
Date: May 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,329.31
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FORUM FOR WOMAN
Date: Sep 25, 2000
Expense: $1,019.38
source

Destination: COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Washington Office on Latin America
Purpose: FACT-FINDING DELEGATION TO COLOMBIA
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,930.76
source

Destination: ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,170.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE AND PROGRESSIVE MAJORITY PAC
Purpose: SPEECH AND MEETINGS ON CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES & AGENDA
Date: Mar 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,814.27
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Nation Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE ANNUAL DINNER
Date: Jun 18, 2001
Expense: $226.61
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Campaign for America's Future
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Oct 20, 2001
Expense: $541.00
source

Destination: INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SPEECH
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $15,916.12
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Democratic Party of Oregon
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 9, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $644.04
source

Destination: HAITI
Sponsor: Robert F Kennedy Memorial
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,809.01
source

Destination: CHICAGO-ROME, ITALY-WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $8,796.80
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,928.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-FT. WORTH-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: AWARDS DINNER
Date: Oct 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,677.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO-LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union (IAM)
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Nov 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $343.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-EL PASO, TX-MEXICO CITY, MEXICO-CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: NAFTA TOUR
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,819.00
source

Destination: HONOLULU, HAWAII
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Jan 5, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,795.24
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-NEWARK, NJ-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NEW JERSEY CITIZEN ACTION
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEECH
Date: May 2, 2005
Expense: $1,059.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Janice Schakowsky

Nadeam Elshami
Cathy Hurwit
Cathy Huswit
Rameet Kohli
Jon Samuels



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.