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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

Dominion Resources Inc


Total cost of 13 trips: $7,114.71


Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LUSBY, MD
Purpose: TOUR LIQUEFIELD NATURAL GAS TERMINAL
Date: Aug 5, 2004
Expense: $65.00
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Traveler: Bruce Harris (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: SITE VISIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005
Expense: $15.40
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Traveler: Dwight Cates (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, SURRY POWER STATION-WASHINGTON
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Amanda Foster (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Timothy Aiken (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY, VA
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER, SECURITY
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-SURRY POWER STATION, VA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Brent Robinson (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: FACT-FINDING TOUR OF SURRY NUCLEAR POWER STATION
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Steven Karapetian (from the office of Eric Cantor)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.04
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Traveler: Jamie Miller (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA TO SURRY VA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $276.04
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Traveler: Shauna Hewes (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA FOR DOMINION BRIEFINGS; TO SURRY POWER STATION FOR TOUR AND BRIEFINGS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TOUR AND BRIEFINGS ON ENERGY ISSUES, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, AND SPENT FUEL
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $429.80
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Traveler: Charlie Melancon (from the office of Charlie Melancon)
Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATIONAL OFFSHORE RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $958.42
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Traveler: Ed Case (from the office of Ed Case)
Destination: GULF OF MEXICO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/INFORMATION TRIP/BRIEFING TO AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $1,975.34
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Traveler: Ron Kind (from the office of Ron Kind)
Destination: 'DEVILS TOWER,' AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Purpose: TO VIEW AN OFFSHORE OIL RIG TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING ON ITS PURPOSE AND OPERATION
Date: Apr 29, 2005
Expense: $969.67
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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.