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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

Amory Houghton


Total cost of 43 office trips: $125,101.95


Trips by Amory Houghton
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $49,943.83

Destination: BADEN BADEN, GERMANY
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: U.S./GERMAN ROUDTABLES FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $4,669.51
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY, SELMA, AL
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE (WITH SUPPORT FROM THE ATTACHED LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS)
Purpose: ALABAMA PILGRIMAGE TO MARK THE 35TH ANN. OF THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS MARCH.
Date: Mar 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $764.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - SAN FRANCISCO - LOS ANGELES - ELMIRA, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MEET W/ CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Apr 24, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,803.44
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE; DUSSELDORF, GERMANY; VADUZ, LIECHTENSTEIN; ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US/GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,648.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY, BIRMINGHAM, SELMA ALABAMA
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $585.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, SILICON VALLEY, NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: MEET W/ CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $928.40
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: US/GERMAN ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $15,242.36
source

Destination: AUGUSTA, GA
Sponsor: Corning Inc
Purpose: PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,597.06
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: PANEL DISCUSSIONS, MEETINGS WITH CORPORATE OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS LEGISLATION OF MUTUAL INTEREST.
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,635.66
source

Destination: MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $5,595.40
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN MEETING OF CONGRESS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: SELMA/BIRMINGHAM AL
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CONFERENCE TO SHARE IDEAS
Date: Jun 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,975.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Amory Houghton

Hugh Hatcher
Chester Lunner
William Mckenney
Steve Perrotta
Catherine Alyce Rafferty
Chelsi Stevens
Francesca Tedesco
Robert Van Wicklin
Robert Vanwicklin



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.