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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.

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Trips sponsored by

Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation


Total cost of 25 trips: $240,598.86


Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: MOROCCO; KUWAIT; UNITED ARAB EMIRATES; OMAN
Purpose: EDUCATION/MEETING W/GOVT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $14,408.92
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, ABU DHABI, U.A.E.
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $10,304.10
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST (MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA & EGYPT)
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,946.00
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MOROCCO, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT
Purpose: MEETINGS TO EXCHANGE VIEWS ON HOW BEST TO FURTHER THE PEACE PROCESS
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $8,351.79
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: DAMASCUS, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Nov 18, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,157.05
source

Traveler: Robert Torricelli (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT, FRANCE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $15,437.46
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: SYRIA, ISRAEL, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/CONSULTATION
Date: Nov 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $9,413.12
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $7,878.09
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: TEL AVIV, AMMAN, BEIRUT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 17, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,408.27
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH HEADS OF STATE
Date: May 26, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $11,288.59
source

Traveler: Gary Ackerman (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: LONDON - DAMASCUS - TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM - AMMAN - JEDDAH - CAIRO - TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $15,837.78
source

Traveler: Howard Diamond (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: SYRIA, SAUDI ARABIA, EGYPT, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $4,703.17
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA; BAHRAIN
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 4, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $10,517.17
source

Traveler: Darrell Issa (from the office of Darrell Issa)
Destination: BEIRUT
Purpose: TO PROMOTE SUPPORT FOR THE WAR ON TERRORISM
Date: Oct 5, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $10,892.42
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Nov 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,419.05
source

Traveler: Richard Durbin (from the office of Richard Durbin)
Destination: NEW YORK TO MIDDLE EAST-TEL AVIV, BERLIN, LEBANON, SYRIA, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,284.60
source

Traveler: Jim Davis (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST - LEBANON, ISRAEL, KUWAIT
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $9,270.82
source

Traveler: Adam Schiff (from the office of Adam Schiff)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST: EGYPT, SYRIA, LEBANON, JORDAN
Purpose: ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH FOREIGN LEADERS
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $12,484.57
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: NY-MIDDLE EAST-KUWAIT-LEBANON, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 5, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $10,827.92
source

Traveler: Joshua Rogin (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS WITH GOV'T OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,533.36
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING-MEETINGS W/ GOVT. OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $7,772.79
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: SYRIA - BEIRUT - TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $8,826.75
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA, CAIRO, TEL AVIV
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; MTG W/ OFFICIALS
Date: Jun 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $11,991.33
source

Traveler: Jim Davis (from the office of Jim Davis)
Destination: MIDDLE EAST-SYRIA, LEBANON, EGYPT, OMAN, QATAR, SAUDIA ARABIA, ISRAEL, PA
Purpose: CONGRESS AND DELEGATION FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Dec 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,281.35
source

Traveler: Eric Johnson (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: SYRIA, JORDAN, ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $7,362.39
source



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.