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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

Michael Capuano


Total cost of 30 office trips: $59,716.79


Trips by Michael Capuano
Total cost of congressperson's 11 trips: $24,365.82

Destination: N Y S E
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 23, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $756.00
source

Destination: UNITED NATIONS
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jan 24, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $554.25
source

Destination: ALASKA
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $5,795.54
source

Destination: LEADERSHIP SEMINAR
Sponsor: Invest to Compete Alliance
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Jul 5, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,013.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,088.65
source

Destination:
Sponsor: LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-SPEAKING
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $790.99
source

Destination: NEVADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 12, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,136.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $871.10
source

Destination: IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN PARTNERSHIP
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 31, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,461.24
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: Jewish Community Relations Council(s)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $5,810.40
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Michael Capuano

Kate Auspitz
Bret Freedman
Lucy Heenan
Chris Huckleberry
Michelle Mancini
Kaitlin Mccolgan
Daniel Muroff
Jon Skarin
Jose Vaquerano



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.