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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

Wally Herger


Total cost of 63 office trips: $159,526.56


Trips by Wally Herger
Total cost of congressperson's 21 trips: $60,810.38

Destination: MC CLOUD, CA
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 18, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,007.56
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,952.00
source

Destination: JFK, ROME
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 24, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $9,050.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CATS RETREAT, EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $595.72
source

Destination: SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,823.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: CALIFORNIA WOODS TOUR
Sponsor: KLAMATH ALLIANCE FOR RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL WOODS TOUR
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $895.02
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,470.00
source

Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: 2001 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (16 days)
Expense: $12,286.16
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: 2002 INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,092.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Brookings Institution
Purpose: WELFARE REFORM RETREAT
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,111.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: RSC EDUCATIONAL RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Western Watch Foundation
Purpose: WESTERN WATCH FOUNDATION POLICY FORUM
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,517.72
source

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose:
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: WASH; DC-DENVER, CO-SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: WESTERN WATCH/PARTNERSHIP FOR THE WEST
Purpose: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE WEST GRASSROOTS ACTION SUMMIT
Date: Sep 26, 2003
Expense: $946.48
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO ONTARIO, CA
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION RETREAT
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,065.46
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA - SAN DIEGO, CA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,805.26
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $670.06
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $882.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO ORLANDO FL BACK TO SACRAMENTO, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ANNUAL CONFERENCE. CONGRESSMAN HERGER INVITED AS A SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,697.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO HAVANA CUBA TO SACRAMENTO CA
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,502.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Wally Herger

Derek Harley
Daniel Maclean
John Magill
Alexander Oehler
Fran Peace
Paul Poteet
Nikki Robinson



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.