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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

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  • 09.03.15

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    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

Chuck Hagel


Total cost of 114 office trips: $228,835.30


Trips by Chuck Hagel
Total cost of congressperson's 30 trips: $37,559.95

Destination: ATHENS, GA
Sponsor: University of Georgia
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT THE SAM NUNN POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 26, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $95.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING SENATOR HAGEL IS A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 9, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $923.15
source

Destination: DAYTON, OHIO
Sponsor: University of Dayton
Purpose: TO DELIVER THE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS
Date: May 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $877.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIAR, WV
Sponsor: Consumer Healthcare Products Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE
Date: May 20, 2000
Expense: $758.80
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE BILDERBERG INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Destination: MILWAUKEE, WI
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 101ST NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Aug 22, 2000
Expense: $932.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Sep 21, 2000
Expense: $1,955.00
source

Destination: NAPELS, FL
Sponsor: BIPAC - Business-Industry Political Action Committee
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT BIPAC FALL BOARD MEETING
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,118.85
source

Destination: CINCINNATI, OH
Sponsor: Transatlantic Business Dialogue
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE TRANS ATLANTIC BUSINESS DIALOGUE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 17, 2000
Expense: $1,708.50
source

Destination: LA JOLLA, CA
Sponsor: Executive Council on Diplomacy
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL WARMING POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,079.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Israel Policy Forum
Purpose: SPEAK AT ISRAEL POLICY FORUM ANNUAL DINNER AND ISRAEL POLICY FORUM BREAKFAST
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $680.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Insurance Information Institute
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADDRESS TO THE PROPERTY/CASUALTY INSURANCE JOINT INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 9, 2001
Expense: $505.50
source

Destination: OMAHA NE
Sponsor: OMAHA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: HONOREE FOR "HEADLINER OF THE YEAR" AWARD AND INTRODUCTION SPEECH
Date: Feb 16, 2001
Expense: $1,423.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING SENATOR HAGEL IS A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $992.13
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR EEI'S POLICY COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Date: Jun 3, 2001
Expense: $1,283.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: SPEAK AT THE ARCO FORUM OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS DISCUSSION
Date: Oct 17, 2001
Expense: $617.44
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Inland Press Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 116TH ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 22, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $471.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Houston Forum 50
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR LUNCHEON
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $205.99
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Israel Policy Forum
Purpose: SERVE AS HONORARY CO-CHAIRMAN OF TRIBUTE DINNER
Date: Apr 7, 2002
Expense: $666.03
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS
Date: May 20, 2002
Expense: $567.50
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SPEECH TO MEMBERS
Date: Dec 16, 2002
Expense: $995.06
source

Destination: SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
Sponsor: University of Notre Dame
Purpose: SPEECH TO STUDENTS
Date: Jan 24, 2003
Expense: $1,067.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY (TEETERBORO, NJ AIRPORT)
Sponsor: American Jewish Congress
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 29, 2003
Expense: $2,544.20
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jul 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,668.00
source

Destination: OMAHA NE TO WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Northrop Grumman Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND REMARKS AT EVENT
Date: Mar 18, 2004
Expense: $635.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Council on Foreign Relations
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jun 11, 2004
Expense: $890.90
source

Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Sponsor: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $442.20
source

Destination: BAHRAIN
Sponsor: KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN AND THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL AUTHORIZED BY SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE TO ATTEND 1155 GULF DIALOGUE CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $500.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: French Center on the United States
Purpose: OFFICIAL TRAVEL AUTHORIZED BY THE SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,174.50
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: DINNER MEETING OF SENIOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF IOP AND SPEECH TO STUDENTS AT BELFER CENTER, JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT
Date: Apr 24, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,020.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Chuck Hagel

Melissa Allen
Dorothy Anderson
Dan Archer
A Kent Banhan
Michael Buttry
Terry Campbell
Abigail Clark
Michael Considine
Michael Coulter
Joe Cwiklinski
Josh Denney
Joy Ditto
Deb Fiddelke
Keith Hand
Steven Irizarry
Thomas Janssen
Jamie Karl
Jill Konz
Jill Kosch
Joseph Lai
Lou Ann Linehan
Theresa Mcniel
Nathan Mick
Lyndsy Mlady
Amy Muhlberg
Dale Nellor
Henry Nickel
James Nygren
Andrew Parasiliti
Kenneth Peel
William Protexter
Cory Taylor
Brian Thomas
Heather West
Chad Wolf
Randel Zeller



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.