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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

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  • 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

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    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

University of Virginia


Total cost of 15 trips: $7,344.50


Traveler: Evan Bayh (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: THE SENATOR WAS ASKED TO BE THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S LAW SCHOOL'S CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW
Date: Mar 4, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,109.50
source

Traveler: Louise Mcintosh Slaughter (from the office of Louise Mcintosh Slaughter)
Destination: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSS THE MEMBER'S LEGISLATION REGARDING GENETIC NON DISCRIMINATION
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $143.32
source

Traveler: John Robinson (from the office of John Warner)
Destination: UVA-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TOUR, VISIT, MEETINGS AT UVA MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $450.00
source

Traveler: Judy Mattox (from the office of Virgil Goode)
Destination: PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $634.57
source

Traveler: Kathryn Scott (from the office of Bob Goodlatte)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Traveler: Renee Mcdonald (from the office of James Moran)
Destination:
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Traveler: David Price (from the office of David Price)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: CONDUCT A FORUM AT THE MILLER CENTER
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $356.81
source

Traveler: George Yin (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TEACH A CLASS IN BUSINESS SCHOOL
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $104.95
source

Traveler: Michael Haltzel (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TO DELIVER A LECTURE ON "NATO AFTER THE ISTANBUL SUMMIT" AT THE MILLER CENTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, UNIV. OF VIRGINIA
Date: Jul 25, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $291.00
source

Traveler: Lamar Alexander (from the office of Lamar Alexander)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: SPEAKER AT EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 4, 2004
Expense: $970.40
source

Traveler: Greg Nickerson (from the office of William Thomas)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS GUEST PANEL SPEAKER ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 4520, THE AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Expense: $40.00
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Petrich (from the office of Richard Pombo)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA-ARLINGTON, VA
Purpose: SPEAKER FOR GOVERNMENT LEGAL CAREERS WORKSHOP AT THE 2005 CONFERENCE ON PUBLIC SERVICE AND THE LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW
Date: Feb 11, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $192.00
source

Traveler: Evan Bayh (from the office of Evan Bayh)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT UVA LAW SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 22, 2005
Expense: $821.41
source

Traveler: Melissa Bartlett (from the office of Joe Barton)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Purpose: ATTEND A CONGRESSIONAL FAMILIARIZATION PROGRAM AT UVA REGARDING ISSUES PERTAINING TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $277.05
source

Traveler: Darcie Brickner (from the office of Thomas Davis)
Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP INCLUDING TOUR OF CENTER AND BRIEFINGS FROM DEAN OF MEDICAL SCHOOL AND CEO OF MEDICAL CENTER
Date: Aug 9, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $708.05
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.