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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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  • 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.

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Office of

Nick Rahall


Total cost of 46 office trips: $81,727.59


Trips by Nick Rahall
Total cost of congressperson's 33 trips: $62,362.05

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: TOWN HALL MEETINGS
Date: Jan 13, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA GA
Sponsor: Southern Motor Carriers Rate Conference Inc
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL DINNER MEETING
Date: Jan 18, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $274.34
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL TO CHARLESTON, WV
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $739.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor - Council of Industrial Organizations)
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING
Date: Feb 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,700.65
source

Destination: DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT RALLY
Date: Mar 10, 2000
Expense: $843.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: NAZIR HUSSAIN
Purpose: SPEECH TO SYRIAN ARAB ASSOCIATION, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Date: Apr 15, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $451.97
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA TO DOHA, QATAR, TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $8,267.80
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,699.71
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER HOTEL)
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 2, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,066.36
source

Destination: ABU DHABI, UAE TO DOHA, QATAR, TO LEBANON, CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: SPEAK AT QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE 4/9 AND FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 5, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,000.00
source

Destination: QATAR, LEBANON
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001
Expense: $140.00
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: Egypt's International Economic Forum
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $700.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX'S BUSINESS CHALLENGE
Date: May 27, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $617.60
source

Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN NCF'S PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $573.88
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Aug 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $720.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 31, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $591.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHER SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE PANEL
Date: May 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $405.80
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $938.80
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION AND NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,220.00
source

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FL
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 13, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $671.35
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA TO WASHINGTON, DULLES
Sponsor: International Union of Operating Engineers
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 7, 2003
Expense: $155.46
source

Destination: DULLES TO DOHA, QATAR, AMMAN, TEL AVIV
Sponsor: ISLAMIC FREE MARKET INSTITUTE FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF QATAR, AND QATAR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $6,229.74
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, WV TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO WASHINGTON DULLES
Sponsor: INDUSTRIAL MINERALS ASSOC. - NORTH AMERICA
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Apr 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,342.50
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: SPEAK AT MEETING OF NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOC.
Date: Jul 31, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $723.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO DETROIT, MI
Sponsor: Arab American Institute
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Oct 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $437.11
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Coolfont Foundation Inc
Purpose: SPEAK
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $350.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Swiss Foundation for World Affairs
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC COMMITTMENT OF THE GENEVA ACCORDS
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,354.25
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CSX CHALLENGE PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,040.30
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Jul 29, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,044.80
source

Destination: WASHINGTON NATIONAL TO TUCSON, AZ
Sponsor: NATIONAL MOTOR FREIGHT TRAFFIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: SPEAK AT CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $947.90
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO PARIS, FRANCE, STUGGART, GERMANY, LIECHTENSTEIN
Sponsor: International Management and Development Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN U.S.-FRENCH CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE AND U.S.-GERMAN ROUNDTABLE
Date: Feb 20, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $11,692.40
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: CSX Corporation
Purpose: SPEECH-CSX BUSINESS CHALLENGE SESSION
Date: May 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,342.94
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: NATIONAL TANK TRUCK CARRIERS
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Aug 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $236.73
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Nick Rahall

Vickie Bandy
Christine Gleichert
Kent Keyser
J Stevens Lanich
Thomas Lynch
Chadwick Wykle
Benjamin Zogby
James Zoia



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.