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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

Benjamin Cardin


Total cost of 29 office trips: $58,942.02


Trips by Benjamin Cardin
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $31,834.57

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND THE BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,340.55
source

Destination: EPCOT CENTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co
Purpose: SPEAK AT METLIFE EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON PENSION AND RETIREMENT ISSUE
Date: Feb 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $727.41
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TAX COALITION ANNUAL FORUM
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $856.00
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIROMENT
Date: May 27, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,146.00
source

Destination: TURNBERRY ISLE RESORT AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT J.F.K. SCHOOL OF GOV. CONG. HEALTH POLICY CONF
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,421.13
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $3,455.40
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congregation Beth El
Purpose: SPEAK TO PROJECT MISHTACHA AT BETH EL
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $159.00
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT THEIR ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 14, 2003
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,942.00
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,503.80
source

Destination: OCEAN CITY
Sponsor: Maryland Association of Counties
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Aug 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $239.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-TURNBERRY ISLE, AVENTURA, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,904.28
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Benjamin Cardin

David Carroll
Amy Daiger
Teresa Dingboom
Chris Fowler
Christopher Lynch
Priscilla Ross
Jennifer Tuddenham
William Van Horne
William Vanhorne



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.