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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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  • 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.

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

John Conyers


Total cost of 65 office trips: $106,758.60


Trips by John Conyers
Total cost of congressperson's 5 trips: $8,520.77

Destination: CHICAGO, IL-GREENVILLE, MD-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Greenville Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi
Purpose: TO SPEAK ABOUT THE INVOLVEMENT OF FRATURNITY AND SORORITY ORGANIZATIONS IN GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZING POLITICS, POLICY-MAKING AND THE LAW
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,031.70
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, IL-NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NATION OF ISLAM
Purpose: TO ATTEND NOI'S ANNUAL SAVOIR'S DAY CELEBRATION FORUM: "REPARATIONS: WHAT DOES AMERICA AND EUROPE OWE? WHAT DOES ALLAH (GOD) PROMISE?
Date: Feb 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $419.28
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-BOSTON, MA-DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: HARVARD LAW SCHOOL BLACK STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CBC AND HARVARD BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION'S TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,332.81
source

Destination: QETIAL, MI, ATLANTA GEORGIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO BE A PANELIST ON THE ISSUE OF HEALTH CARE AND SEPERATIONS
Date: Feb 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $5,437.08
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI-CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: OFFICE OF ALDERMAN DOROTHY TILLMAN
Purpose: NATIONAL REPARATIONS CONVENTION COMMITTEE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $299.90
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of John Conyers

Perry Apelbaum
Kanya Bennett
Danielle Brown
Stacey Dansky
Scott Deutchman
Julian Epstein
Cori Flam
Sampak Garg
Dena Graziano
Michone Johnson
Ted Kalo
Keenan Keller
David Lachmann
Mathew Nosanchuk
Michelle Persaud
Bobby Vassar
Joanne Warwick
Kristin Wells
Shanna Winters



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.