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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

Martin Frost


Total cost of 33 office trips: $59,131.50


Trips by Martin Frost
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $27,832.88

Destination: BIRMINGHAM, MONTGOMERY & SELMA, ALABAMA
Sponsor: THE FAITH & POLITICS INSTITUTE (PARTIAL PAYMENT)
Purpose: TO EDUCATE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ABOUT THE HISTORIC CIVIL RIGHTS IN ALABAMA
Date: Mar 2, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,085.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: TO SPEAK TO PARTICIPANTS AT THE ABA'S SUMMER MEETING
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $7,245.00
source

Destination: JFK TO TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 25, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,453.18
source

Destination: DFW TO EL PASO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Israel Bonds
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR ANNUAL DINNER IN EL PASO
Date: Nov 29, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $327.50
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO PENN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Jan 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,412.00
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-JT. LISTENING SESIONS OF CBC HEALTH & ENVIRON. JUSTICE BROWN TRUSTS
Date: Jun 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $480.00
source

Destination: NEWARK, NEW JERSEY
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Feb 7, 2003
Expense: $2,528.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Miami
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SPOUSE TO UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESI
Date: Mar 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $4,743.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Southern Methodist University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Apr 22, 2003
Expense: $1,000.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO NEWARK, NJ (ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE)
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: CONNELL COMPANY SEMINAR SERIES
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Expense: $2,558.70
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Martin Frost

Camisha Abels
Matt Angle
Ronnie Carleton
Jennifer Dean
Fernando Gomez
Jane Hamilton
Shannon Hillman
Lynndell Jones
Susan Mcavoy
Shannon Meissner
Wendy Skillern
Askia Suruma
Kristi Walseth
Sarah Wisner



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.