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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

Charles Pickering


Total cost of 38 office trips: $39,078.90


Trips by Charles Pickering
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $14,850.99

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: CTIA WIRELESS 2000 CONVENTION
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: POINT CLEAR, AL
Sponsor: BancorpSouth
Purpose: SPEAK TO BANCORP SOUTH DIRECTOR'S RETREAT
Date: Feb 16, 2001
Expense: $1,229.00
source

Destination: DULLES AIRPORT TO MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TO ATTEND EVENT AT LOCKHEED-MARTIN PLANT IN MERIDIAN ON 2/24
Date: Feb 24, 2001
Expense: $612.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR IN WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONG. RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC, HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: MAKE SPEECH, PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS RE:WIRELESS INDUSTRY
Date: May 4, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,193.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GIVE SPEECH ON ENERGY POLICY
Date: Jun 2, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,415.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO AT&T GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Dec 3, 2001
Expense: $277.50
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2002 WIRELESS CONVENTION
Date: Mar 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $934.09
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIAR
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONA RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: Winn-Dixie Stores
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE RE: COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Apr 4, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: MERIDIAN, MS
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: A WORKPLACE SHOOTING OCCURED AT THE LOCKHEED MARTIN FACILITY IN LAUDERDALE COUNTY. I TRAVELLED TO VISIT THE PLANT, LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE VICTIMS IN THE HOSPITAL TO ASSIST IN A VERY TRAGIC SITUATION.
Date: Jul 8, 2003
Expense: $515.00
source

Destination: COLUMBUS, MS
Sponsor: European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS NV
Purpose: THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR A NEW AMERICAN EUROCOPTER FACILITY.
Date: Aug 7, 2003
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA-JACKSON, MS
Sponsor: BellSouth Corporation
Purpose: TOUR BELL SOUTH FACILITIES AND SEE THEIR IP VIDEO SERVICES
Date: Apr 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $855.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - STARKVILLE, MS
Sponsor: Aurora Flight Sciences
Purpose: INAUGURAL DELIVER OF 1ST ORDER OF AN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE TO BE BUILT AT NEW PLANT IN MS
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $616.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Charles Pickering

Susan Butler
Michael Chappell
David Hurst
Cade King
Michael Lipski
John Rounsaville



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.