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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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  • 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?

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  • 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

James Clyburn


Total cost of 92 office trips: $224,345.50


Trips by James Clyburn
Total cost of congressperson's 49 trips: $153,285.52

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PANELIST ON INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES FOR THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN RAILROADS CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 21, 2000
Expense: $5,300.00
source

Destination: SWARTHMORE, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: SWARTHMORE COLLEGE
Purpose: PARTICIPANT ON "AFRICAN AMERICAN CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP FORUM"
Date: Feb 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $758.06
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAKER AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCHEON
Date: Feb 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,786.00
source

Destination: MYSTIC SEAPORT, LEDYARD & HARTFORD, CT
Sponsor: Amistad America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 23, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,002.88
source

Destination: OAKRIDGE, TN
Sponsor: NAACP and affiliates
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND BANQUET
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: KIAWAH, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO INFORM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION AND THE GENERAL SERVICE FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,983.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE/BELL ATLANTIC/HUMPTY DUMPTY INSTITUTE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,807.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CHARLOTTE, N.C.
Sponsor: LOWE'S COMPANIES INC
Purpose: MEETING WITH PRESIDENT, CEO OF LOWE'S COMPANIES
Date: Sep 6, 2000
Expense: $716.22
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, SC TO WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE N.C. PRIMARY HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUMMIT
Date: Sep 22, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $916.00
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR
Date: Nov 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $15,808.00
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: KENTUCKY COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Purpose: SPEAKER AT COMMISSION'S MARTIN LUTHER KING LEGACY CELEBRATION
Date: Jan 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,147.66
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MEMPHIS, TN; MEMPHIS, TN TO COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: LIBERATION COMMUNITY CHURCH
Purpose: BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER
Date: Feb 11, 2001
Expense: $345.00
source

Destination: PHOENIX, AZ - CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO INFORM MEMBERS ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $6,958.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN JOSE, CA; SAN JOSE, CA TO COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: INFORM ON TECHNOLOGY ISSUES
Date: Mar 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $11,231.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO DALLAS; DALLAS TO COLUMBIA, S.C.
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HIGH TECH FACILITIES AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,173.20
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, S.C.-MANCHESTER, ENGLAND; EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND-NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: BNFL Nuclear Services Inc
Purpose: TOUR BRITISH NUCLEAR FACILITIES
Date: May 27, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $16,820.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - TRADE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $753.00
source

Destination: JACKSON HOLE, WY
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO INFORM MEMBERS ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $5,076.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO INFORM MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OF RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jan 18, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $4,411.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO MONTGOMERY, AL TO MEMPHIS, TN
Sponsor: Tuskegee Universtiy
Purpose: SPEAKER AT 110TH ANNUAL FARMERS CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 7, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,015.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO JACKSONVILLE, FL; JACKSONVILLE TO COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.50
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, SC TO CHARLESTON, SC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTEND JOINT LISTENING SESSIONS OF CBC HEALTH & ENVIRONMENTAL BRAINTRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $833.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO CLEVELAND, OH TO COLUMBIA, S.C.
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN HOUSING SUMMIT/WORKSHOP
Date: Jun 14, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,285.42
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO INFORM MEMBERS OF RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jan 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,949.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: PANELIST FOR SOUTHEAST FLORIDA HOUSING SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $645.00
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS TO DELTA SIGMA THETA: REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: May 31, 2003
Expense: $1,158.00
source

Destination: MACKINAC ISLAND, MI
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA/ISSUES
Date: Sep 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,335.48
source

Destination: LEWISBURG, WV
Sponsor: Business-Government Relations Council
Purpose: SPEAKER AT COUNCIL'S ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Oct 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $3,485.22
source

Destination: SHIJIAZHUANG, CHINA; BEIJING
Sponsor: US Asia Foundation
Purpose: FACT FINDING, BUILD COMPUTER FACILITIES
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $19,123.50
source

Destination: NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Sponsor: Carib News Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ANNUAL CARIBBEAN MULTI-NATIONAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,100.00
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, S.C. - SANTA FE, NM - SOLANA BEACH, CA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,734.60
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA TO COLUMBIA, S.C.
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: ATTEND/PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,395.40
source

Destination: ROANOKE, VA
Sponsor: Washington and Lee University
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR UNIVERSITY'S POLITICAL CONVENTION
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $498.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE; COLUMBIA, S.C.
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR MARITIME TRADES DEPARTMENTS MTG
Date: Mar 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,453.89
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO MACON, GA TO COLUMBIA, SC
Sponsor: SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $846.72
source

Destination: SAVANNAH, GA; NASHVILLE, TN; WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Murray State University
Purpose: SPEAKER TO UNIVERSITY/CLASSES
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, S.C. TO NEW ORLEANS, LA - WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT ITS ANNUAL CONVENTION
Date: May 2, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,441.10
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL SUMMIT ON HEALTH DISPARITIES
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,219.07
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, SC - JACKSON, MS - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Date: Sep 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,110.90
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, SC TO WEST PALM BEACH, FL, FT. LAUDERDALE TO WASHINGTON DC
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $4,239.00
source

Destination: MONCK'S CORNER, SC
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE/RETREAT FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND CONGRESSIONAL SPOUSES
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $725.00
source

Destination: PUNTA CANA, REPUBLICA DOMINICANA & ST. JOHNS, ANTIGUA
Sponsor: Inter-American Economic Council
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN BUSINESS ROUNDTABLES FOR CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $5,043.33
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $4,138.20
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING WITH CABLE EXECUTIVES; ATTEND ANNUAL NCTA CONVENTION, AND SPEAK AT DIVERSITY SESSION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $5,152.60
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC
Sponsor: North Carolina Democratic Party
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR YOUNG DEMOCRATS OF NORTH CAROLINA'S SPRING CONVENTION
Date: Apr 9, 2005
Expense: $414.80
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: Kentucky League of Cities
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR KENTUCKY BLACK BLACK CAUCUS OF LOCAL ELECTED OFFICIALS ANNUAL SUMMIT
Date: Apr 16, 2005
Expense: $367.30
source

Destination: COLUMBIA, SC-JACKSON, MS-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTEND SOUTHERN REGIONAL ISSUE FORUM
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $239.53
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-RALEIGH, N.C.-COLUMBIA, S.C.
Sponsor: Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR ANNIVERSARY BANQUET
Date: Aug 27, 2005
Expense: $644.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of James Clyburn

Kenny Barnes
Sarah Birch
Jennie Chaplin
Michele Dash
Hope Derrick
Michael Elazier
Jaime Harrison
Charlene Lowery
Davis Marshall
Andrea Martin
Robert Nance
Acacia Salatti
Barvetta Singletary
Carole Smith
Dalton Tresuant
Yelberton Watkins
Isaac Williams



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.