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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

William Jefferson


Total cost of 61 office trips: $292,061.24


Trips by William Jefferson
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $107,711.73

Destination: NIGERIA - EQUATORIAL GUINEA - SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Sponsor: Shaw Group
Purpose: FACT FINDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & TRADE MISSION
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,872.20
source

Destination: BOTSWANA (GABARARE, CHOBE)
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CODEL INVESTIGATING AGOA IMPLEMENTATION; ANTI-AIDS INITIATIVES AND DIAMOND INDUSTRY IN BOTSWANA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $20,753.33
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK AND BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ
Sponsor: AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP & THE CONNELL CAMPANY
Purpose: TO MAKE TWO SPEECHES ON U.S. TRADE AGENDA BEFORE HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE
Date: Jul 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $513.34
source

Destination: CAPITOL TO LANSDOWNE RETREAT CTR
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Apr 19, 2002
Expense: $60.40
source

Destination: LAGOS & ABUSA NIGERIA
Sponsor: STOLT GLOBESTAR, TDC OVERSEAS, LTD, GEORGE STEVENS RESOURCES
Purpose: REVIEW OF US TRADE & DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (TDA) PROJECTS/BRIEFING ON NIGERIAN ELECTIONS
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $15,938.83
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, P.R.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT (HISPANIC, ASIAN & CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS)
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,234.76
source

Destination: ABUJA, NIGERIA-LAGOS, NIGERIA-YAOUNDE, CAMEROON-DOUALA, CAMEROON-MALABO, EQUATORIAL GUINEA-SAO TOME & PRINCIPE
Sponsor: PROJECT CONSULTING SERVICES (PCS); VERIZON; IGATE, INC, LETH ENERGY, INC.
Purpose: IN HIS CAPACITY AS CO-CHAIR OF CONGRESSIONAL NIGERIA CAUCUS & AFRICA TRADE & INVESTMENT CAUCUS, REP. JEFFERSON LED A BUSINESS DELEGATION TO WEST AFRICA TO EXPLORE GENERAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES & AGOA (AFRICA GROWTH & OPPORTUNITY ACT) OPPORTUNITIES
Date: Feb 15, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $16,313.00
source

Destination: RIO DE JANEIRO-SAO PAULO-BRASILIA-SALVADOR
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION FOCUSED ON INCREASING OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMPANIES IN BRAZIL THROUGH TRADE AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH AFRO-BRAZILIAN BUSINESSES/PARTICIPATION IN AFRICAN-AMERICAN/AFRO BRAZILIAN BUSINESS SUMMIT
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $8,418.74
source

Destination: WDC-MIAMI-NO, LA
Sponsor: WACHOVIA AND HECKERLING INSTITUTE
Purpose: PARTICIPATE AND SPEAK AT 39TH ANNUAL HECKERLING INSTITUTE ON ESTATE PLANNING
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,624.98
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS-LOUISIANA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: ATTEND MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING AND GIVE SPEECH ON LEGISLATION AFFECTING MARITIME INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 24, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,116.80
source

Destination: WDC-EGYPT
Sponsor: Arab American Chamber of Commere
Purpose: CBC CODEL TO EGYPT FOR MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON TRADE POLICY & FOREIGN RELATIONS POLICY
Date: Mar 19, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $13,314.00
source

Destination: CAIRO-UAE-QATAR-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN FIFTH ANNUAL FORUM ON DEMOCRACY AND FREE TRADE IN DOHA, QATAR
Date: Mar 28, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $10,303.50
source

Destination: LONDON-ACCRA
Sponsor: WIN-WIN Strategies Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $9,247.85
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of William Jefferson

Kwemo Angelle
Lionel Collins
Atonte Diete-Spiff
Roberta Hopkins
John Metcalf
David Morgan
Nicole Smith
Melvin Spence
Nicole Venable



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.