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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

Howard Mckeon


Total cost of 41 office trips: $104,158.14


Trips by Howard Mckeon
Total cost of congressperson's 10 trips: $30,819.35

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: TOUR HI-TECH COMPANIES
Date: Nov 30, 1999
Expense: $814.00
source

Destination: HUNTINGTON BEACH/SEAL BEACH, CA
Sponsor: Boeing Co
Purpose: TOUR AND BRIEFING ON SPACE AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $530.90
source

Destination: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Sponsor: NATIONAL COALITION OF HIGHER EDUCATION LOAN PROGRAMS
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $155.74
source

Destination: QATAR
Sponsor: Islamic Institute
Purpose: QATARI-AMERICAN CONFERENCE FOR FREE MARKETS & DEMOCRACY, DOHA, QATAR
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $15,800.00
source

Destination: NAT'L ASSOC. OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATORS CONFERENCE
Sponsor: National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
Purpose: KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NASFAA CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $317.36
source

Destination: SUN VALLEY, IDAHO
Sponsor: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STATE TREASURERS
Purpose: GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE COUNCIL ON GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $501.00
source

Destination: NY LAGUARDIA TO WASHINGTON NATIONAL
Sponsor: Association of Proprietary Colleges
Purpose: TO VISIT LOCAL UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES
Date: Dec 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,212.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Purpose: HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $393.00
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: American Association of Community Colleges
Purpose: MR. MCKEON WAS PRESENTED WITH AN AWARD FOR SUPPORT OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Apr 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $834.20
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES TO MILAN ITALY VENICE ITALY TO REAGAN NATIONAL
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO LEARN OF COMMON ITALIAN/AMERICAN DEFENSE INTERESTS
Date: Apr 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $10,261.15
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Howard Mckeon

James Bergeron
Robert Cochran
Kurt Courtney
Hanz Heinrichs
Heath Weems
Karen Weiss
Scott Wilk



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.