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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.

Back to The Data

Office of

Kent Conrad


Total cost of 77 office trips: $155,670.67


Trips by Kent Conrad
Total cost of congressperson's 12 trips: $57,041.17

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Renaissance Weekend
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT ISSUES
Date: Dec 28, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $4,360.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Jan 12, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $6,002.70
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF US NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 26, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $8,611.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,297.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $5,995.12
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,328.00
source

Destination: GRAND FORKS, ND
Sponsor: Marketplace of Ideas/Marketplace for Kids Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS-EVENT
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,684.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION PRIMARILY IN THE AREA OF AGRICULTURE
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $4,142.00
source

Destination: MIAMI BEACH, FLA
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,218.36
source

Destination: VAIL, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Sugar Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,134.50
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S. RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,454.00
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FLA
Sponsor: National Workforce Association (NWA)
Purpose: TO ADDRESS NATIONAL WORKFORCE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $814.29
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Kent Conrad

Stephen Bailey
Mary Jennifer Cantrell
Rock Cheung
Neleen Eisinger
Jim Esquea
Robert Foust
Timothy Galvin
Lindsey Henjum
Aaron Hunter
Kirk Johnson
James Klumpner
Sarah Kuehl
Lisa Linnell
Thomas Mahr
Sean Neany
Sue Nelson
Anissa Rogness
Kelsey Rood
Wallace Rustad
Chris Thorne
Zabyn Towner
Bob Van Heuvelen



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.