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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.

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  • 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

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Office of

Susan Collins


Total cost of 36 office trips: $64,100.30


Trips by Susan Collins
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $11,451.25

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE -- INVITED PARTICIPANT
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,909.93
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: NOVAGRADIC & COMPANY
Purpose: TO GIVE A SPEECH AT THE CREDIT & BOND FINANCING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CONFERENCE
Date: May 18, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $984.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association for Home Care and Hospice
Purpose: GAVE A SPEECH ON LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENTS AFFECTING HOME HEALTHCARE
Date: Oct 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,104.32
source

Destination:
Sponsor: MEXICO SOLIDARITY NETWORK GLOBAL EXCHANGE, LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP
Purpose: TO EXAMINE THE RURAL CRISIS AND STATE OF SMALL FARMERS IN MEXICO
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Destination: ROCKPORT, MAINE
Sponsor: Col Frances Auclair
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH AT THE MAINE UNIT #41 OF WAVES NATIONAL BANQUET (WOMEN VETERANS OF THE SEA SERVICES)
Date: May 17, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $222.56
source

Destination: ROCKLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: FMC Corporation
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE BOARD OF DIRECTOR'S MEETING OF THE FMC CORPORATION
Date: Aug 21, 2003
Expense: $1,053.57
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS IN SACRAMENTO, SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND AND SAN JOSE
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,458.14
source

Destination: NEWCASTLE, NH
Sponsor: NORTHEASTERN RETAIL LUMBER ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GAVE SPEECH ON LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SESSION OF THE 108TH CONGRESS
Date: Sep 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $261.63
source

Destination: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS/SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS AND FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,653.00
source

Destination: SANIBEL, FL
Sponsor: Barrier Island Group for the Arts
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT LECTURE SERIES ON INTELLIGENCE REFORM
Date: Jan 30, 2005
Expense: $804.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Susan Collins

Jane Alonso
Claire Barnard
Michael Bopp
William Card
William Clarkson
James Dohoney
Ann Fisher
Eileen Fisher
Bonnie Heald
Jennifer Hemingway
Paul Howard
David Hunter
Rena Johnson
Laura Pyzik
Alec Rogers
Michael Russell
Heather Smith
Shannon Smith
Kirk Walder



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.