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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

Frank Lucas


Total cost of 31 office trips: $72,199.64


Trips by Frank Lucas
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $23,632.72

Destination: WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER IN QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: AG COMMITTEE RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $20.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: OLSSON, FRANK AND WEEDA, P.C. ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jun 11, 2000
Expense: $872.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER
Date: Jan 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $4,565.16
source

Destination: OKC TO STL TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK AT AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL BANKERS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 13, 2001
Expense: $1,295.50
source

Destination: ARDMORE, OK
Sponsor: Noble Foundation
Purpose: TOUR THE FACILITY WHICH CONDUCTS RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $74.99
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Croplife America
Purpose: REVIEW AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AFFECTING THE CROP PROTECTION INDUSTRY.
Date: Sep 24, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,514.63
source

Destination: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Sponsor: Ripon Society and Ripon Educational Fund
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT THE 2004 TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $9,202.06
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Farm Credit Council
Purpose: REP. LUCAS WAS A FEATURED SPEAKER AT THE FARM CREDIT COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING WHERE HE DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF THE FARM CREDIT SYSTEM
Date: Jan 15, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $3,813.29
source

Destination: OKC-CHICAGO-DC
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE, CHICAGO STOCK EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT THE EXCHANGES
Date: Apr 17, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,275.09
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Frank Lucas

Richard Blackwood
Stacey Glasscock
Marna Harris
James Luetkemeyer
Anthony Marlatt
Nicole Scott
David Thompson
Ryan Weston
Micah Zomer



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.