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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

Albert Wynn


Total cost of 26 office trips: $41,838.40


Trips by Albert Wynn
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $21,798.04

Destination: VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MEMBERS EXEC. OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY DISCUSS MATTERS AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,486.49
source

Destination: BATON ROUGE
Sponsor: Southern University at New Orleans
Purpose: COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,323.55
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, ST. MAARTEN
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CARIB NEWS MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONF
Date: Nov 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,970.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MEMBERS' AND EXECUTIVES OF WIRELESS INDUSTRY TO DISCUSS MATTERS AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,599.30
source

Destination: JUNEAU, ALASKA
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: FACT FINDING ON TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST
Date: May 24, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,566.90
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PR
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: 2ND ANNUAL TRI-CAUCUS RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,365.87
source

Destination: SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 5TH ANNUAL POLICY RETREAT
Date: Jun 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,622.73
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: TRI-CAUCUS MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.94
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $3,394.40
source

Destination: SYRACUSE
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: DISCUSS INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ISSUE AND TO EXPLORE POSSILE JOINT COOPERATIVE EFFORTS
Date: Jan 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $796.00
source

Destination: SUNNY ISLES, FL
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN THE INTER-AMERICAN ECONOMIC COUNCIL'S IV ANNUAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT ROUNDTABLE TIMED TO COINCIDE WITH XXXV REGULAR SESSION OF THE OAS
Date: Jun 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,060.98
source

Destination: AVENTURA, DE
Sponsor: NAT'L ASSOCIATION OF INVESTMENT COMPANIES
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NAIC ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE MATTERS AND THE MINORITY-FOCUSED VENTURE CAPITAL INDUSTRY
Date: Oct 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $547.88
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Albert Wynn

Paul Begey
Matthew Biggs
Curt Clifton
Lashawna Johnson
Alon Kupferman
Alon Kysferhon
Lori Pepper
Michael Rious
Cherie 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.