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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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    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.

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

Thomas Daschle


Total cost of 40 office trips: $64,107.86


Trips by Thomas Daschle
Total cost of congressperson's 9 trips: $10,365.53

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Mar 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $2,043.50
source

Destination: TO & FROM CHICAGO
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Jun 11, 2001
Expense: $2,067.50
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Teamsters Union
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Jun 25, 2001
Expense: $1,839.00
source

Destination: SIOUX FALLS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Date: Oct 29, 2001
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Aug 15, 2003
Expense: $229.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,113.28
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Nov 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $565.19
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Bertelsmann AG
Purpose: PUBLICITY FOR BOOK
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $758.06
source

Destination: MANHATTAN, KS
Sponsor: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: SENATOR DASCHLE DELIVERED THE LANDON LECTURE ON MAY 10
Date: May 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Thomas Daschle

Josh Ackil
Jonathan Adelstein
Joan Huffer
Evan Johesman
Mark Lippert
Jeffrey Mitchell
Sheila Murphy
Eric Olsen
Eric Olson
Mark Patterson
Daniel Pfeiffer
Sean Richardson
Joe Trahern
Peter Umhofer
Zabrae Valentine
Brad Van Dam



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.