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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

Dennis Moore


Total cost of 37 office trips: $92,926.54


Trips by Dennis Moore
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $58,622.22

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY AND SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: VISIT HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS SIGHTS IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $944.48
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH/NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Purpose: BANKING & UN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,922.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: BANKING & UN FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $958.50
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: RETREAT/STRATEGY & POLICY
Date: May 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,110.95
source

Destination: MIAMI, HAVANNA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: MEET CUBAN TRADE OFFICIALS, DISSIDENTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: ATTEND & PARTICIPATE IN THE NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMITT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $7,182.05
source

Destination: VISIT MICROSOFT CAMPUS
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose:
Date: Jul 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,610.43
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF NAPA VALLEY
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,609.14
source

Destination: BEIJING (PRC) TO SHIJIAZHUANG TO XIBAIPO TO BEIJING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH CHINESE OFFICIALS, BUILD A COMPUTER LAB IN XIBAIPO
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $19,805.55
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: DIALOGUE WITH NASDAQ-LISTED BUSINESSES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $5,719.80
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE BOUGHT TOGETHER MEMBER OF CONGRESS, CONGRESSIONAL STAFF, AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY INITIATIVES IMPRINTING INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $4,549.30
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: HEART TO HEART INTERNATIONAL OF OLATHE, KS
Purpose: SURVEY DAMAGE & RELIEF EFFORTS FOLLOWING HURRICANE KATRINA
Date: Sep 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $450.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Dennis Moore

Christie Appelhant
Howard Bauleke
Jason Cole
John Compton
Jana Denning
Becky Fast
Laura Hall
Peter Kay
Andrew Lewin
Julie Merz
Adam Pase
Jennifer Pechar



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.