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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

Betty Mccollum


Total cost of 31 office trips: $76,299.82


Trips by Betty Mccollum
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $31,940.11

Destination: CONFERENCE AS PART OF THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY JFK SCHOOL OF GOV.
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,151.45
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO FAIRBANKS ALASKA TO THE ARCTIC VILLAGE
Sponsor: ALASKA WILDERNESS LEAGUE, SIERRA CLUB, THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY, DEFENDERS OF WILDLIFE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO THE ARCTIC NATIONAL REFUGE
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,017.08
source

Destination: TRAVELED ON MAY 26, TOOK BOAT TRIP TO TOUR THE TORGASS FOREST, RETURNED ON JUNE 2
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: TO GATHER INFORMATION ON THE TORGASS NATIONAL FOREST AS A MEMBER OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL PARKS RECREATION AND FORESTRY & THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON NAT'L FORESTS & FOREST HEALTH
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,596.42
source

Destination: NORTH BELFAST, IRELAND
Sponsor: International Women's Democracy Center
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,017.88
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: TO GAIN MORE IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF CURRENT HEALTHCARE ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,638.09
source

Destination: SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRSTHAND WHAT IS BEING DONE TO COMBAT THE GLOBAL AIDS EPIDEMIC
Date: Aug 9, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $8,029.43
source

Destination: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA
Sponsor: Parliamentary Network on the World Bank
Purpose: HIV/AIDS WORKING GROUP
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $8,089.37
source

Destination: ST. PAUL FOR BOZEMAN, MONTANA
Sponsor: National Public Lands Grazing Campaign/American Lands Institute
Purpose: THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE ECOSYSTEM GRAZING FACT-FINDING TOUR.
Date: Aug 31, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $929.22
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,471.17
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Betty Mccollum

John Donald Burton
Bill Harper
Dany Khy
Anna Koeckeritz
Emily Lawrence
Chad Lord
Brittny Mccarthy
Jonathan Moore
Nora Smith
Constance Warhol



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.