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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.

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.

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

Jim Jeffords


Total cost of 87 office trips: $120,271.82


Trips by Jim Jeffords
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $43,143.78

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: EDUCATIONAL FINANCE GROUP
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER ON HIGHER EDUCATION LENDING ISSUES
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,101.03
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $4,214.00
source

Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON THE CONVERGENCE OF U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AND THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
Date: May 29, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,465.60
source

Destination: LONG BEACH, CA
Sponsor: LONG BEACH EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP SEAMLESS EDUCATION
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,202.00
source

Destination: LAKE TAHOE, NV
Sponsor: Alliance of Western Milk Producers
Purpose: TO ATTEND DAIRY CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $204.00
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: GLOBE USA
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AS WAYS OF REDUCING GAS EMISSIONS AND ADDRESSING GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $325.00
source

Destination: WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Forum Club of the Palm Beaches Inc
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,354.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: Transportation Research Board
Purpose: SPEECH TO TRANSPORTATION GROUP
Date: Oct 27, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,024.50
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Harlem Business Alliance
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT "PROFILES IN COURAGE" AWARDS DINNER
Date: Dec 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,334.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY
Date: Mar 8, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $681.17
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Purpose: TO ATTEND/SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 4, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $895.28
source

Destination: AVENTURA, FL
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: ATTEND JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,382.90
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $8,168.50
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $5,341.80
source

Destination: CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: TO ENCOURAGE GREATER TRADE WITH THE STATE OF VERMONT AND TO INVESTIGATE THE CURRENT POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STATUS OF CUBA
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,450.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Jim Jeffords

Kimberly Barnes-O'connor
Edward Barron
Kathleen Black
Geoffrey Brown
Ken Connolly
Toby Croll
Jo-Ellen Darcy
Diane Derby
Sean Donohue
Ryan Erenhouse
Scott Giles
Laurie Heim
Shannon Heyck-Williams
Mary Katherine Ishee
Sherry Kaiman
Justin King
William Kurtz
Andrew Meyer
Christopher Miller
Kim Monk
Catharine Ransom
Mary Frances Repko
Bryan Richardson
Arthur Rosenfeld
Susan Russ
Eric Silva
Jennifer Anne Smulson
Jeffrey Squires
Joshua Stahl
Erik Steavens
Alison Taylor
Cameron Taylor
Kevin Veller
Mitch Warren
Margaret Wetherald
Malcolm Woolf



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.