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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.

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Office of

Tom Udall


Total cost of 21 office trips: $108,658.42


Trips by Tom Udall
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $89,523.56

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO MARK THE 35TH ANIV. OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: NEWS AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Date: Nov 27, 2000
Expense: $835.10
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL PLANNING
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,352.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,455.60
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,034.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY - HEIDELBERG
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TO ATTEND 20TH ANNUAL CONGRESS-BUNDESTAG SEMINAR
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $3,564.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C., TO ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $11,563.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: Jun 27, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $6,960.00
source

Destination: BETHESDAY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: LEADERSHIP TRAINING - "LEADING WITH COURAGE & COMPASSION"
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $293.00
source

Destination: MADAGASCAR & SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Conservation International
Purpose: LAND CONSERVATION-VISITS TO LAND & ANIMAL PRESERVES
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (11 days)
Expense: $15,762.26
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 17, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,745.62
source

Destination: LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,988.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PUNTA MITA, MEXICO TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON U.S. POLICY IN LATIN AMERICA
Date: Jan 9, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $7,074.48
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $8,131.50
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Tom Udall

Sarah Cobb
Michael Collins
Cynthia Cook
Carlos Fierro
Johanna Polsenberg
Pete Valencia
Robert Vasquez



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.