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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

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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

Brad Miller


Total cost of 12 office trips: $30,291.58


Trips by Brad Miller
Total cost of congressperson's 8 trips: $21,612.39

Destination: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,385.00
source

Destination: TOUR OF THE NASDAQ MARKETSITE
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TO STUDY THE WORKINGS OF THE NASDAQ MARKET
Date: Mar 14, 2003
Expense: $646.99
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $6,620.55
source

Destination: TOURS OF THE CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE, CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE AND CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE INC., CHICAGO BOARD OPTIONS EXCHANGE, CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE
Purpose: TO STUDY DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE MARKETS
Date: Oct 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,302.62
source

Destination: TOUR OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE
Sponsor: New York Stock Exchange
Purpose: TO STUDY DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS AT THE MARKET
Date: Jan 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,442.51
source

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, AL
Sponsor: THE FAITH AND POLITICS INSTITUTE/CONGRESSMAN BRAD MILLER CONTRIBUTED $500.00 PERSONAL FUNDS TO EXPENSES
Purpose: 2005 CONGRESSIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS PILGRIMAGE TOURING HISTORIC SITES ON THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOTING RIGHTS MARCH
Date: Mar 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $925.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $299.04
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA-LONDON, ENGLAND-FRANKFURT (LANDSTUHL/RAMSTEIN AIR FORCE BASE), GERMANY-BERLIN, GERMANY-MUNICH, GERMANY-CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: BRING TOGETHER ELECTED MEMBERS OF CONGRESS & GERMAN BUNDESTAG FOR DISCUSSIONS OF POLICY ISSUES AFFECTING US & EUROPE; TO DEVELOP INFORMAL CONNECTIONS W/ COLLEAGUES
Date: Jul 3, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $8,990.68
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Brad Miller

Thomas Koonce
Bryan Mitchell



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.