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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.

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Office of

Tom Feeney


Total cost of 57 office trips: $126,860.80


Trips by Tom Feeney
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $42,258.82

Destination:
Sponsor: BETTER HONGKONG FOUNDATION, CHINESE INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC CORPORATION ASS., KOREA-US EXCHANGE COUNCIL
Purpose: INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF SECURITY, TRADE, POLITICAL ENVIRONMENTS IN REGION
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,743.55
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING DINNER FRIDAY NIGHT
Sponsor: Community Financial Services Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A BRIEFING ON FRIDAY NIGHT
Date: Feb 28, 2003
Expense: $175.37
source

Destination: SCOTLAND
Sponsor: National Center for Public Policy & Research
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL INFORMATIVE TOUR
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,643.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $7,341.01
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Center for The Study of Popular Culture
Purpose: SPEAKER AT RESTORATION WEEKEND 2003
Date: Nov 13, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,947.20
source

Destination: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT IN CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA REPUBLICA DOMINICAN-ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES DURING THE INTER-AMERICAN ECON. COUNCIL'S 05 CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC & ANTIGUA
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $3,159.43
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO PARIS FRANCE TO STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE & US.-GERMAN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,721.60
source

Destination: STUTTGART, GERMANY TO LONDON ENGLAND TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions
Purpose: SPEAKERS ENGAGEMENT AT BALPPA'S PARLIAMENTARY LUNCH
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $6,198.41
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
Purpose: 10TH AMENDMENT/FEDERAL AFFAIRS WORKSHOP
Date: Aug 2, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $376.21
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES-SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION & PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY: MAKING THE GOAL OF ENTITLEMENT REFORM A REALITY
Date: Aug 15, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,282.98
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Feeney

Jennifer Chester
Sherry Dudley
Myal Greene
Cheryl Moore
Jason Roe
Brandon Steinmann
Jessica Taylor
Ryan Visco
Netonis Wybensinger



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.