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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.

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Office of

Lloyd Doggett


Total cost of 19 office trips: $134,825.99


Trips by Lloyd Doggett
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $124,749.93

Destination: VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: May 26, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $9,117.68
source

Destination: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND; PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC; KIEV, UKRAINE
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 17, 2000 (17 days)
Expense: $5,810.80
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY & THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 25, 2001 (11 days)
Expense: $8,791.80
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,217.80
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,871.35
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $16,800.00
source

Destination: SITKA, ALASKA TO JUNEAU
Sponsor: Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Purpose: TONGASS NATIONAL FOREST FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 27, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $4,217.84
source

Destination: SINGAPORE, THAILAND, CAMBODIA
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: MEETING WITH SINGAPOREAN GOVERNMENTAL, BUSINESS & ACADEMIC LEADERS
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (13 days)
Expense: $16,592.00
source

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: ATTENDING CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (16 days)
Expense: $7,734.80
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 22, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $7,450.60
source

Destination: FRANCE
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 17, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,494.52
source

Destination: AUSTIN, TX TO SHANGHAI, CHINA BEIJING, CHINA TO WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 24, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $17,846.04
source

Destination: ISTANBUL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: May 27, 2005 (11 days)
Expense: $7,804.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Lloyd Doggett

Julie Davis
Mara Dowdall
Melissa Mueller



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.