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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.

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.

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

Singapore International Foundation


Total cost of 17 trips: $103,109.85


Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of Michael Collins)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON SINGAPORE TRADE, ECONOMY US POLICY AND SOCIETY
Date: Aug 15, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $6,184.16
source

Traveler: Amy Healy (from the office of Pat Danner)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $6,229.00
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $10,117.18
source

Traveler: Jordan Bernstein (from the office of Jo Ann Emerson)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: STUDY THE POLITICAL, SECURITY, AND TRADE RELATIONS BETWEEN THE U.S. AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,315.00
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: U.S. - SINGAPORE RELATIONS/FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 12, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $8,935.36
source

Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: SPEECH TO CONFERENCE ON THE U.S. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY POLICY AGENDA
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DULLES-TOKYO-SINGAPORE-NEWARK, NJ-REAGAN NAT. AIRPORT
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (17 days)
Expense: $6,984.70
source

Traveler: Robert Holste (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TRADE TRIP-INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES/POLICY
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,762.29
source

Traveler: Stephanie Lester (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: U.S.A TO SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET WITH U.S. OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE, AMBASSADOR, ETC MEET WITH SENIOR OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE SUIT ON FTA
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $3,777.10
source

Traveler: George Shevlin (from the office of John Larson)
Destination: SINGAPORE, BANGKOK
Purpose: FACTFACTING/EDUCATION - SINGAPORE-US FTA, MILITARY RELATIONS
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (14 days)
Expense: $6,276.86
source

Traveler: Paul Poteet (from the office of Wally Herger)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH SINGAPORE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Mar 23, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,790.96
source

Traveler: Rohit Kumar (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO MEET WITH U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS, SINGAPORE MINISTERS, AND OTHER OFFICIALS IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. TRADE WITH SINGAPORE AND TO LEARN ABOUT SINGAPORE'S ANTI-TERRORISM EFFORTS
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,754.00
source

Traveler: Amy Angelier (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: DISCUSS WITH DECISION MAKERS THE CURRENT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CLIMATE IN SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 10, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $7,470.00
source

Traveler: Glen Downs (from the office of Walter Jones)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: MEET WITH BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND CULTURAL LEADERS TO DISCUSS MATTERS OF MUTUAL IMPORTANCE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source

Traveler: Ed Mcdonald (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A SERIES OF BRIEFINGS AND MEETINGS WITH OFFICIALS IN SINGAPORE TO DISCUSS RELATIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND SINGAPORE
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
source

Traveler: Julie Nickson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: SINGAPORE
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 27, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $2,940.76
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.