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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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    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.

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

John Cornyn


Total cost of 46 office trips: $114,288.63


Trips by John Cornyn
Total cost of congressperson's 16 trips: $62,749.99

Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Sponsor: Republican Jewish Coalition
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNUAL RJC CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $5,200.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Toyota Motor Corporation
Purpose: SPEAKER AT ANNOUNCEMENT CEREMONY FOR NEW TOYOTA MANUFACTURING PLANT IN SAN ANTONIO
Date: Feb 10, 2003
Expense: $2,966.25
source

Destination: LAREDO, TX
Sponsor: WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE CEREMONY
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $139.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: DALLAS PRAYER BREAKFAST
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $89.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Business Roundtable
Purpose: ATTENDED THE BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CONGRESS AND THE ECONOMY PROGRAM
Date: May 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,911.88
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TEXAS AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Jerusalem Fund for Education & Community Development
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 10, 2003
Expense: $2,236.00
source

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: Pilgrim's Pride
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT DALLAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
Date: Oct 20, 2003
Expense: $2,446.00
source

Destination: NEW DELHI, AGRA, AND HYDERABAD, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 6, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $13,818.89
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: TEXAS REVIEW OF LAW AND POLITICS
Purpose: SPEAK TO TEXAS REVIEW OF LAW AND POLITICS
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,442.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: LARRY BENSON, LP INVESTMENTS
Purpose: PORTRAIT HANGING AT ST. MARY'S LAW SCHOOL AND SPEAK AT CENTER FOR TERRORISM LAW OPENING
Date: Apr 2, 2004
Expense: $756.69
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: PATRICK KENNEDY JR
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE TRINITY UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT
Date: May 15, 2004
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: Texas Council for the Humanities
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE INSTITUTE ON CONGRESS AND AMERICAN HISTORY
Date: Jun 13, 2004
Expense: $209.34
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TEXAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 12, 2004
Expense: $100.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: GIVE REMARKS TO THE AIPAC SENATE CLUB (PART OF THE AIPAC NATIONAL SUMMIT)
Date: Oct 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $743.40
source

Destination: ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Stanford Financial Group Co
Purpose: FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING MISSION HOSTED BY CONSTITUENT COMPANY WITH SUBSTANTIAL OPERATIONS ON SITE
Date: Nov 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $7,441.00
source

Destination: HILDALGO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Borderfest
Purpose: RECEIVE 2005 BORDER TEXAN OF THE YEAR AWARD AND SPEECH
Date: Mar 1, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $22,000.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Cornyn

Katherine Bloemendal
Spencer Chambers
Beth Jafari
Tiffany Kebodeaux
Robert Kincaid
Peter Olson
Russell Thomasson
Josh Winegarner
Matt Winslow



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.