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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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    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

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  • 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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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

Lexington Institute


Total cost of 20 trips: $42,049.12


Traveler: Ken Miller (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: AIRCRAFT CARRIER, USS CONSTELLATION, CA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE FLIGHT OPERATIONS OF USS CONSTELLATION
Date: Oct 15, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $170.00
source

Traveler: Rob Neal (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Dana Mcgilton (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: HAVANA, VERODERO, SANTIAGO
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 1, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,313.50
source

Traveler: Hilda Solis (from the office of Hilda Solis)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 2, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $2,584.00
source

Traveler: Wm. Lacy Clay (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: ST. LOUIS-MIAMI-HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,367.00
source

Traveler: Vic Snyder (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,254.50
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Emerson (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: HAVANA, VARADERO & SANTIAGO, CUBA
Purpose: EXPLORE CUBA TRADE OPTIONS & BENEFITS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Traveler: Stephen Lynch (from the office of Stephen Lynch)
Destination: TRAVEL TO CUBA-BOSTON-MIAMI-HAVANA
Purpose: OFFICIAL MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT AND RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Date: Jan 3, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,420.50
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Traveler: Steven Schwadron (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESSES AND FACT FINDING MISSION
Date: Jan 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $869.00
source

Traveler: Dennis Rehberg (from the office of Dennis Rehberg)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: TRADE MEETINGS (WHEAT)
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Nita Lowey (from the office of Nita Lowey)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: US-CUBA RELATIONS; POLICY
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: C.L. Otter (from the office of C.L. Otter)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Jeff Flake (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, MEETINGS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: Dennis Moore (from the office of Dennis Moore)
Destination: MIAMI, HAVANNA
Purpose: MEET CUBAN TRADE OFFICIALS, DISSIDENTS, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: William Delahunt (from the office of William Delahunt)
Destination: HAVANA
Purpose: INVESTIGATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR US BUSINESS
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,051.34
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Emerson (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: MIAMI TO HAVANA TO VARADERO TO HAVANA TO MIAMI
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND RESEARCH FOR FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: John Tanner (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: MIAMI - HAVANNA
Purpose: DISCUSS TRADE ISSUES W/ CUBA
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,558.02
source

Traveler: Jeff Flake (from the office of Jeff Flake)
Destination: PHOENIX-MIAMI-CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,121.00
source

Traveler: Wally Herger (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC TO HAVANA CUBA TO SACRAMENTO CA
Purpose: FACT FINDING, EDUCATIONAL, MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $2,502.00
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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.