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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.

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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

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Back to The Data

Office of

Eric Cantor


Total cost of 55 office trips: $112,177.80


Trips by Eric Cantor
Total cost of congressperson's 15 trips: $30,945.87

Destination: BALTIMORE, MD
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL - SEMINARS/BRIEFING
Date: Jan 5, 2001
Expense: $39.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,580.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $5,666.60
source

Destination: RICHMOND TO LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Purpose: SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 27, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,553.00
source

Destination: RICHMOND TO FORT. LAUDERDALE
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: SPEECH ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Date: Jan 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $554.00
source

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

Destination: DC TO GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,214.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER
Sponsor: Public Governance Institute
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL RETREAT 2003
Date: Feb 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,226.00
source

Destination: DC TO NAPLES TO RICHMOND
Sponsor: Financial Services Roundtable
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 3, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,422.53
source

Destination: NY TO ISRAEL TO NY TO RICHMOND
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $5,632.82
source

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

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: IDT Corporation
Purpose: SPEAK AT AIPAC DINNER
Date: Jan 29, 2004
Expense: $1,797.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELC RETREAT
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $728.00
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: American Bankers Association
Purpose: SPEAK TO THEIR LEGISLATIVE LIAISON ADVISORY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 11, 2005
Expense: $950.29
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION
Date: Aug 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,965.42
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Eric Cantor

Rob Collins
Anita Essalih
Steven Karapetian
Matthew Lakin
Colleen Maloney
Matthew Mandel
Lawrence Seyfriez
Shimon Stein
Steve Stombres



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.