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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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  • 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.

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

Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce


Total cost of 28 trips: $37,576.55


Traveler: Charles Freeman (from the office of Frank Murkowski)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: STAFF DEL REGARDING PROPOSED US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 29, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,625.00
source

Traveler: Tiffany Smith (from the office of Bob Graham)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR INDIVIDUALS OR EXCHANGE IDEAS AND DISCUSS POLICY ON U.S./CHILE FREE TRADE AREA
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $621.10
source

Traveler: John Gilliland (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF CHILE
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,208.00
source

Traveler: Theodore Posner (from the office of Max Baucus)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP FOR SENATE STAFF
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,480.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Blanton (from the office of David Dreier)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.10
source

Traveler: Debra Dixon (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Traveler: Tanner Gilreath (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING REGARDING THE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN USA & CHILE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
source

Traveler: Pete Spiro (from the office of Tim Roemer)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, FACT-FINDING EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,116.00
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Maier (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TRIP REGARDING U.S.-CHILE TRADE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,281.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Sepulveda (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON TRADE
Date: May 26, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $1,462.89
source

Traveler: Jeff Harrison (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: DISCUSS US-CHILE FTA
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Traveler: Christopher Campbell (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source

Traveler: Bruce Artim (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE IN ADVANCE OF THE SIGNING OF THE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT THIS REPORT IS FOR AIRTRAVEL ONLY
Date: May 24, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $813.90
source

Traveler: Simon Brandler (from the office of Jon Corzine)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE FTA
Date: May 25, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,425.33
source

Traveler: Walter Fischer (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS/BRIEFINGS RE U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: May 25, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,336.00
source

Traveler: Lori Denham (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: IAD - SANTIAGO, CHILE - IAD
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Andrew Baker (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: SANTIAGO-VALPARASIO
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. US-CHILE FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: CHILE
Purpose: MEETINGS ON U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Kate Krause (from the office of Grace Napolitano)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING RELATED TO U.S.-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Jessica Battaglia (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,166.00
source

Traveler: Kathleen Lydon (from the office of Judy Biggert)
Destination: SANTIAGO
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: John Szymanski (from the office of Donald Manzullo)
Destination: DC/REAGAN TO MIAMI TO SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING RE PENDING US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Ryan Guthrie (from the office of Baron Hill)
Destination: SANTIAGO CHILE - VALPARAISO CHILE
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT CHILE AND THE CHILE-US FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Thad Huguley (from the office of Marion Berry)
Destination: SANTIAGO
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION TO CHILE. FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON US/CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH CHILEAN GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY LEPS.
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: Karissa Willhite (from the office of Robert Menendez)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE/VALPARAISO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION TO CHILE-US-CHILE FTA
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
source

Traveler: James Kaski (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING US-CHILE FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,516.00
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.