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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

Conrad Burns


Total cost of 104 office trips: $204,387.04


Trips by Conrad Burns
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $36,629.70

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL AND FACT FINDING ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,396.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL, MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,519.50
source

Destination: DILLON, MONTANA TO ALDER, MONTANA TO WDC
Sponsor: Money Tree Inc
Purpose: TOWN MEETING
Date: Jun 16, 2002
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Apr 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,109.97
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: SPEAKING AND PARTICIPATE IN ROUND TABLE. MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Jun 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $2,496.84
source

Destination: MISSOULA, MT TO NASHVILLE, TN TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE
Purpose: SPEAKER AT NATIONAL GRAZING CONFERENCE WITH MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Dec 7, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $146.83
source

Destination: MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Sponsor: Lockheed Martin
Purpose: TOUR AND FACT FINDING WITH MONTANA COMPANY-SUMMIT ENGINEERING
Date: Dec 15, 2003
Expense: $488.00
source

Destination: LOS BANOS, CA
Sponsor: JEAN SAGOUSPE
Purpose: AGRICULTURE FACT FINDING W/ MONTANANS PRESENT
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,327.40
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PANEL
Date: Apr 3, 2004
Expense: $1,278.70
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL WITH MONTANANS PRESENT AT EVENT
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,820.65
source

Destination: BILLINGS AND BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Sponsor: Bresnan Communications
Purpose: SPEAK AT GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY
Date: May 21, 2004
Expense: $1,152.00
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: EDS AND AFCEA
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET INDUSTRY SYMPOSIUM
Date: Jun 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $924.00
source

Destination: MAUI, HAWAII
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON 109TH CONGRESSIONAL AGENDA FOR COMMERCE COMMITTEE
Date: Jan 26, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $3,369.18
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK CAMP AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $147.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATE WITH MONTANANS IN ANNUAL MEETING AND RECEIVE NATIONAL AWARD
Date: Feb 27, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $263.05
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT TO GREAT FALLS, MT TO BILLINGS, MT
Sponsor: PRAIRIE KRAFT SPECIALTIES
Purpose: FIRE DANGER FACT FINDING AND SMALL AIRPORT AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Expense: $366.53
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL. MONTANANS WILL BE PRESENT
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $3,240.85
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: American Public Communications Council
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEECH
Date: Jun 17, 2005
Expense: $8,003.20
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Conrad Burns

Eric Bovim
Will Brooke
Todd Capser
Benjamin Good
Ryen Graer
Sara Hagedorn
Prabhat Hajela
Christine Heggem
Clark Johnson
James Mccray
Ric Molen
Ric Moler
Jennifer O'shea
Jennifer Owen
Jodi Peters
Erin Pierce
Randall Popelka
Michael Rawson
Heather Sethre
Kristin Smith
Jarrod Thompson



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.