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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

Hilda Solis


Total cost of 25 office trips: $29,907.82


Trips by Hilda Solis
Total cost of congressperson's 13 trips: $18,468.54

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: LABORER'S INTERNATIONAL UNION
Purpose: KEY SPEAKER AT REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 29, 2001
Expense: $434.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: US-Mexico Cultural & Educational Foundation
Purpose:
Date: Feb 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,488.54
source

Destination: MCALLEN, TEXAS
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $395.50
source

Destination: FT LAUDERDALE: MIAMI TO HAVANA
Sponsor: Willaim C Velasquez Institute
Purpose:
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Lexington Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Destination: EL SALVADOR TO NICARAGUA
Sponsor: THE SALVADOREAN AMERICAN NATIONAL NETWORK AND THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,039.00
source

Destination: LAX-BOSTON-WDC
Sponsor: John F Kennedy Library Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATED IN CONFERENCE
Date: May 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,976.16
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL / FACT FINDING, PUERTO RICO
Date: Jan 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,559.50
source

Destination: EL PASO, TEXAS
Sponsor: LATIN AMERICA WORKING GROUP & WASHINGTON OFFICE ON LATIN AMERICA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION
Date: Oct 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,280.38
source

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION REFORM
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,076.90
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Drum Major Institute
Purpose: SPEAKER AT PUBLIC POLICY SERIES
Date: Jun 25, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $490.34
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Amnesty International
Purpose: TO SPEAK REGARDING LEGISLATION INTRODUCED BY HER ON CIUDAD JUAREZ
Date: Jul 2, 2005
Expense: $470.40
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: AMERICAN LEGACY FOUNDATION, COALITION TO PROMOTE MINORITY HEALTH, SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION, AMERICA'S HEALTH INSURANCE PLANS, BLUECROSSBLUE SHIELD ASSOC., AETNA, WELLPOINT, UNITED HEALTH GROUP
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,458.82
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Hilda Solis

Carina Armenta
Nidia Bautista
Jenny Blau
Jennifer Grodsky
Donald Lyster
Yvette Martinez
Laura Rodriguez



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.