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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

Richard Baker


Total cost of 49 office trips: $80,133.62


Trips by Richard Baker
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $26,370.84

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH, NYSE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Global Association of Risk Professionals
Purpose:
Date: Jan 31, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $765.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Fannie Mae
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,950.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: MERRILL LYNCH, FANNIE MAE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 24, 2000
Expense: $330.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
Purpose: MEETING/SEMINAR
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,771.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,265.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Nov 26, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,910.50
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: STEPHENS INC
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,700.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO SIA'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,687.50
source

Destination: DCA-KONA-BTR
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT VARIOUS MEETINGS AT THEIR CONFERENCE AND REVIEWED HOUSING ISSUES
Date: Apr 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $9,311.84
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Richard Baker

C Scott Canady
J Patrick Cave
Charlotte Collins
Stuart Crigler
Paul Eubanks
Kevin Kirchner
Gretchen Lindquist
Lisa Mortier
Paul Sawyer
Fraser Verrusio
Thomas Wilson



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.