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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

Christopher Cox


Total cost of 68 office trips: $76,280.06


Trips by Christopher Cox
Total cost of congressperson's 14 trips: $10,007.95

Destination: MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Sponsor: Freedom House
Purpose: OBSERVATION OF RUSSIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Date: Mar 24, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.87
source

Destination: 2000 COMDEX SPRING CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: COMDEX
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (SPEECH)
Date: Apr 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.00
source

Destination: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - IRVINE'S ANNUAL CEO ROUNDTABLE RETREAT SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Sponsor: University of California at Irvine
Purpose: ADDRESS (SPEECH) GROUP TO DISCUSS CURRENT ORANGE COUNTY ISSUES
Date: May 5, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $750.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: 2001 BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,202.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAEL'S, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $210.00
source

Destination: BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $102.40
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $660.00
source

Destination: COS RETREAT AT GREENBRIER RESORT, WV
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS W/OTHER COS/LDRSHP
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $624.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $717.00
source

Destination: THE GREENBRIER RESORT-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,576.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Expense: $108.73
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $900.21
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: CONSERVATIVE MEMBERS RETREAT
Date: Jan 22, 2004
Expense: $135.74
source

Destination: QUEENSTOWN, MD (WYE RIVER CONFERENCE CENTER)
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: TO EXAMINE ISSUES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE'S RESPONSIBILITIES AND, IN THE PROCESS IMPROVE THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE WORKING RELATIONSHIP
Date: Mar 7, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $404.00
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Cox

Charles Brown
Ben Cohen
Benedict Cohen
Steve Devine
Uttam Dhillon
Tom Dilenge
Ernest Downs
Howard Fienberg
James Freeman
John Gannon
Jessica Herrera
Muhammad Hutasuhut
Cheryl Jaeger
Christian Lee
Carolyn Lips
C Mcgrath
David Olson
Sarah Petry
David Schanzer
Jonathan Tolman
Peter Uhlmann
Josh Weerasinghe
Paul Wilkinson



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.