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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

Jo Ann Emerson


Total cost of 36 office trips: $95,207.51


Trips by Jo Ann Emerson
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $44,920.55

Destination: JEFFERSON CITY
Sponsor: MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO JUDGE THE MISSOURI BAR ASSOCIATION'S "WE THE PEOPLE" STATE FINALS COMPETITION.
Date: Jan 28, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $152.83
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM & MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,170.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBIER
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,492.00
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS TO HAVANA, CUBA AND RETURNING
Sponsor: USA Rice Federation
Purpose: PROMOTE SALES OF U.S. AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES TO CUBA
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,828.00
source

Destination: RODE THE ACELA ON THE NORTH-EAST CORRIDOR
Sponsor: Amtrak
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, VARADERO & SANTIAGO, CUBA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Destination: MEXICO
Sponsor: CONWAY DATA & CONTINENTAL AIRLINES
Purpose: AGRICULTURAL SUMMIT
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,300.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,457.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $191.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,035.00
source

Destination: MIAMI TO HAVANA TO VARADERO TO HAVANA TO MIAMI
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND RESEARCH FOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOLOA, HAWAII-ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $13,531.60
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: America's Trust Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN SEMINARS ON LEGISLATIVE ISSUES INCLUDING DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS IN CA, PORT CAPACITY AND SECURITY ISSUES, AND WINE INDUSTRY CONCERNS (DIRECT MARKETING AND CONSOLIDATION IN THE INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $10,284.43
source

Destination: DELAWARE, OH
Sponsor: OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Purpose: GRADUATION SPEECH
Date: May 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $300.17
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jo Ann Emerson

Jordan Bernstein
Eric David
Anthony Eberhard
Atalie Ebersole
Grant Erdel
Serena Lowe
Hallie Masanchedc
Dana Mcgilton
John Slotman
Seaver Sowers



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.