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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

Transatlantic Policy Network


Total cost of 34 trips: $181,173.13


Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: TUCSON
Purpose: SPEECH AND PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON CURRENT INTERNET POLICY ISSUES IN CONGRESS.
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,660.00
source

Traveler: Everett Eissenstat (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: TANQUE VERDE RANCH-TUCSON, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $2,140.50
source

Traveler: Hillel Weinberg (from the office of Benjamin Gilman)
Destination: TUCZON, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MEETING OF THE TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,871.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Sawyer (from the office of Thomas Sawyer)
Destination: TUCSON, AZ
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 28, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,890.00
source

Traveler: Rick Boucher (from the office of Rick Boucher)
Destination: VENICE
Purpose: SPEECH TO PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE ON CREATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL INTERNET ISSUES AGENDA
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,200.00
source

Traveler: Calvin Dooley (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MEETING (PARTICIPATED IN SESSIONS)
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,164.00
source

Traveler: James Moran (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: ANNUAL SPRING MTNG: TO DISCUSS TRADE, SECURITY, INTERNET ISSUES & US/EU PARTNERSHIP IN CURRENT ADMIN.
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $4,299.00
source

Traveler: George Nethercutt (from the office of George Nethercutt)
Destination: WASHINGTON DULLES THROUGH MADRID TO MALAGA, SPAIN
Purpose: INTERPARLIAMENTARY EXCHANGE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $7,096.00
source

Traveler: Jerry Weller (from the office of Jerry Weller)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: SPEECH & PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $4,298.80
source

Traveler: Thomas Sawyer (from the office of Thomas Sawyer)
Destination: SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN
Purpose: TPN MID-YEAR ASSESSMENT
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $8,262.60
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK CONFERENCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $553.50
source

Traveler: Calvin Dooley (from the office of Calvin Dooley)
Destination: TUCSON, ARIZONA
Purpose: ANNUAL MEETING (PARTICIPATES IN MEETINGS)
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $612.50
source

Traveler: E. Clay Shaw (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: MALAGA, SPAIN
Purpose: DISCUSS TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNER THROUGH MEMBER (OF CONGRESS) TO MEMBER (OF EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT) DIALOGUE
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $0.00
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: DC-SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,186.90
source

Traveler: Donald Payne (from the office of Donald Payne)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: MID-YEAR MEETING
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,954.18
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: DC - SOTOGRANDE, SPAIN - SEVILLE, SPAIN
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK SPRING MEETING - PANEL PARTICIPANT
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $5,769.29
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SPAIN
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.18
source

Traveler: Sean Mulvaney (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: CADIZ, SPAIN
Purpose: US EUROPEAN RELATIONS
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.00
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: LONDON - SCOTLAND - DULLES; WASHINGTON
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE; INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,436.00
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 16, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $4,595.00
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: LONDON/PARIS/BRUSSELS
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN A SERIES OF EVENTS
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,276.26
source

Traveler: Jay Inslee (from the office of Jay Inslee)
Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON TRADE RELATIONS WITH E.U.
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $11,836.42
source

Traveler: Dennis Cardoza (from the office of Dennis Cardoza)
Destination: SAN FRANCISCO-PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TO ASSESS PROGRESS MADE ON THE 10-POINT, 10-YEAR ACTION PLAN IN THE TPN'S "STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP" AND TO SET TPN'S WORK PRIORITIES
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $13,265.13
source

Traveler: F. James Sensenbrenner (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: PARIS, FRANCE (DEGAULLE) TO BRUSSELS
Purpose: TPN MEETINGS INVOLVE DIRECT DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ON TOPICS INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, WTO, ELECTIONS, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, SECURITY ISSUES AND ECONOMICS
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $16,509.52
source

Traveler: John Boehner (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: MUNICH, GERMANY TO BRUSSELS TO WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: REMARKS/PANEL WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AT A TPN MEETING/CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $12,597.77
source

Traveler: Ron Kind (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF THE EU PARLIAMENT
Purpose: EXCHANGE OF IDEAS AND ECONOMIC SUMMIT WITH EU LEADERS
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $16,396.97
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: BRUSSELS
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC CONFERENCE/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $11,769.17
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: PARIS-BRUSSELS-PARIS-WASHINGTON DC
Purpose: TPN CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO PARIS & TPN AUTUMN MEETING IN BRUSSELS-STRATEGY TO STRENGTHEN THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP & GUEST SPEAKER AT CIR-EPC (CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS) SEMINAR "THE USE OF FORCE-EUROPEAN & AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES"
Date: Dec 1, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,369.17
source

Traveler: Jim Kolbe (from the office of Jim Kolbe)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE WITH EUROPEAN LEGISLATORS
Date: May 13, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,088.37
source

Traveler: Robert Bennett (from the office of Robert Bennett)
Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.00
source

Traveler: Jim Mcdermott (from the office of Jim Mcdermott)
Destination: IAD-SLC-DCA
Purpose: SPOKE AT TPN'S SPRING MEETING-DISCUSSION ON STRENGTHENING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,864.38
source

Traveler: Philip English (from the office of Philip English)
Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA-SALT LAKE CITY, UT-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING-TASK FORCE DEVELOPMENT SESSION CONGRESSMAN ENGLISH IS A CO-CHAIR OF THE COMPLETEING THE TRANSATLANTIC MARKET
Date: May 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,567.09
source

Traveler: Michael Oxley (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: EDINBURG SCOTLAND
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC MEETING/INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE
Date: Aug 21, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $4,500.43
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.