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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

Steve Buyer


Total cost of 34 office trips: $57,916.29


Trips by Steve Buyer
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $25,770.31

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL-FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOC'S 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,119.10
source

Destination: ADDRESS THE 102ND NATIONAL CONVENTION
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $382.46
source

Destination: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Sponsor: Guidant Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK TO A HOSPITAL CEO FORUM
Date: Feb 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $316.00
source

Destination: IND-LGA-DCA
Sponsor: General Electric Co
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE TODAY SHOW
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $810.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV (AIR) AND DROVE TO PALM SPRINGS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGY AT ANNUAL TRADE SHOW, INCLUDING INDIANA COMPANIES SUCH AS THOMPSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS. PARTICIPATED IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND FIELD HEARINGS.
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,296.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA TO SANTA FE, NM (AIR); SANTA FE, TO SAN DIEGO, CA (VIA TRAIN); SAN DIEGO TO WASHINGTON, DC (PLANE)
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACING RAILROAD INDUSTRY AND PARTICIPATED IN A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,570.83
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM TO SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT RAILROAD INDUSTRY AND PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,498.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF CHALLENGES FACES BY THE SMALL FAMILY FARM OPERATION
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $598.48
source

Destination: BERLIN-MUNICH-WASHINGTON, DC (SB)
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: PARLIMENTARY EXCHANGE WITH MEMBERS OF THE GERMAN BUDESTAG WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $15,179.44
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Steve Buyer

Danelle Bowsher
Michael Copher
Kelly Craven
Myrna Dugan
Daniel Garcia
Kathryn Mcnabb
Laura Zuckerman



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.