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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

Robert Bennett


Total cost of 93 office trips: $193,008.78


Trips by Robert Bennett
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $71,090.85

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Salt Institute
Purpose: SPOKE AT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SALT INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,859.21
source

Destination: PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,131.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: CONFERENCE GROUP LTD
Purpose: ADDRESS THE PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS PROPERTY. CASUALTY EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE AS MEMBER OF BANKING COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,697.07
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION LEADERS FORUM REGARDING PRIVACY, TAX, AND OTHER BANKING ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,369.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,326.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,164.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AN AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $434.59
source

Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK CONFERENCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $553.50
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,179.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.18
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,935.48
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,076.20
source

Destination: CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Utah Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: LONDON/PARIS/BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN A SERIES OF EVENTS
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,276.26
source

Destination: GERMANY (MUNICH)
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR CONFERENCE IN GERMANY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,187.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT PARTICIPATED IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,798.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Bennett

Catharine Ackerson
Jennifer Belnap
James Brannon
Derek Brown
James Cobb
Mary Jane Collipriest
Fitchugh Elder
John Falls
Reed Garfield
Brian Higginbotham
Matt Hiller
Luke Johnson
Donald Marron
John Mcinerney
Tom Miller
Natasha Moore
Mark Morrison
Shaun Parkin
Kerk Phillips
Wendell Primus
Diane Rogers
Richard Rowdy Yeates
Kurt Schulet
Amber Sechrist
Tim Sheehan
Larry Shepherd
Chad Stone
William Triplett
Leah Uhlmann
Deborah Veres
Jeff Wrase
Paul Yost



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.