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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

New York University


Total cost of 14 trips: $8,688.59


Traveler: John Harrington (from the office of Bill Archer)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN SEMINAR ON SUBPART F TAX RULES
Date: Feb 11, 2000
Expense: $227.00
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Traveler: Diana Degette (from the office of Diana Degette)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK AT SYMPOSIUM ON THE LEGAL ISSUES OF THE CLINTON IMPEACHMENT
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,032.00
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Traveler: James Oberstar (from the office of James Oberstar)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Purpose: SPEECH: FUTURE OF AVIATION IN THE NY/NJ METRO REG
Date: Jun 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $427.80
source

Traveler: Joseph Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: SENATOR WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT NYU LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION
Date: May 11, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $898.24
source

Traveler: Susan Jensen (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $650.00
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Traveler: Stephanie Moore (from the office of F. James Sensenbrenner)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON BANKRUPTCY
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $650.00
source

Traveler: Tara Zimmerman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NYU GOVERNMENT SEMINAR
Purpose: INT'L TAX FORUM
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $368.00
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Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: ORLANDO, FL-NEW YORK, NY-WASHINGTON, D.C.
Purpose: SPEECH TO GRADUATING CLASS ON NATIONAL POLICY AGENDA
Date: May 12, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $815.00
source

Traveler: Brian Mergharo (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SPEECH
Purpose: SPEECH/ROUNDTABLE ON BOOK/MP DIFFERENCES
Date: May 18, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $362.92
source

Traveler: Lauralee Matthews (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NYU TAX CONFERENCE FOR GOV'T
Purpose: TAX CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $497.53
source

Traveler: David Noren (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: NYC
Purpose: NYU TAX SEMINAR FOR GOV'T
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $450.33
source

Traveler: E Ray Beeman (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination:
Purpose: NYU TAX POLICY SEMINAR FOR GOVERNMENT
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $579.29
source

Traveler: Frank Jannuzi (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE ON NORTH KOREA
Date: Oct 22, 2004
Expense: $280.00
source

Traveler: Neil Macbride (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: FLORENCE, ITALY
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN ANNUAL TERRORISM CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S CENTER ON LAW AND SECURITY, "PROSECUTING TERRORISM: THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE"
Date: May 25, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,450.48
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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.