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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

    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

American College of Surgeons


Total cost of 14 trips: $10,610.38


Traveler: Morna Miller (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: DAY IN SURGERY PROGRAM
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $581.00
source

Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: DETROIT, MI
Purpose: OBSERVE MEDICAL CARE AT DETROIT AREA HOSPITALS
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $575.00
source

Traveler: Maria Castillo (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: ST. MARY'S MEDICAL CENTER, RICHMOND, VA
Purpose: TO VISIT THE OPERATING ROOM AT ST. MARY'S TO LEARN FIRST-HAND ABOUT SURGERY, PATIENT CARE, SURGICAL TRAINING, AND MEDICARE REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES.
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $270.00
source

Traveler: Michael Hacker (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination:
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: May 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $810.00
source

Traveler: Lisa Kidder (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: ALLOW STAFF TO EXPERIENCE DAILY LIFE OF SURGICAL RESIDENTS AND LEARN ISSUES IMPORTANT TO MEDICAL COMMUNITY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Sara Traigle (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: MEDICAL EDUCATION - OSCHNER MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Super (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS "DAY OF SURGERY"
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Katie Murtha (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: A DAY OBSERVING SURGERY
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Denise Giuliano (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Purpose: FACT FINDING-OBSERVING SURGERY MEETING WITH DOCTORS & RESIDENT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Traveler: Jim Greenwood (from the office of Jim Greenwood)
Destination:
Purpose: LUNCHEON SPEAKER AT THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS ANNUAL MEETING.
Date: Aug 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $325.91
source

Traveler: Bill Frist (from the office of Bill Frist)
Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $677.48
source

Traveler: Robert Herriott (from the office of Phil Gingrey)
Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Purpose: CONFERENCE-MEMBER SPEECH
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $812.64
source

Traveler: Michael Burgess (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS' BOARD OF GOVERNORS ON HEALTH POLICY
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,001.95
source

Traveler: Barry Brown (from the office of Michael Burgess)
Destination: CHICAGO
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT HEALTH POLICY DOCUMENTS
Date: Oct 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $806.40
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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.