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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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    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.
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    The front lines of the long journey home

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  • 09.03.15

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  • 08.27.15

    A different approach to teacher learning: Lesson study

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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.

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Trips sponsored by

American Shipbuilding Association


Total cost of 19 trips: $30,576.20


Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP WITH LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 2, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,410.50
source

Traveler: Randy Forbes (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: FORT MYERS/NAPLES, FL
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP 12/01/03 - 12/03/03 FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPB
Date: Nov 30, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,102.65
source

Traveler: John Breaux (from the office of John Breaux)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION REGARDING THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,355.00
source

Traveler: Trent Lott (from the office of Trent Lott)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,850.00
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN THE ASA'S CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,777.03
source

Traveler: Ernest Istook (from the office of Ernest Istook)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,611.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Allen (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: FORT MYERS
Purpose: TO DISCUSS THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY AND ITS FUTURE
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,287.12
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: NAPLES, FL (FT. MEYERS AIRPORT)
Purpose: NAVY SHIPBUILDING WORKSHOP
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $715.60
source

Traveler: Robert Simmons (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF POLICY & ISSUES PERTAINING TO SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,563.22
source

Traveler: Gene Taylor (from the office of Gene Taylor)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP - POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH SHIPBUILDING REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,309.62
source

Traveler: Thomas Allen (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: FORT MYERS
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,469.37
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY.
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,712.55
source

Traveler: David Hobson (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-FT. MYERS, FL-COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL/INDUSTRY WORKSHOP
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,851.84
source

Traveler: Jo Ann Davis (from the office of Jo Ann Davis)
Destination: NAPLES, FL
Purpose: EDUCATION - NAVAL SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $907.87
source

Traveler: Randy Forbes (from the office of Randy Forbes)
Destination: NORFOLK, VA/FT. MYERS, FL/ORLANDO, FL/WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING ASSOCIATION'S CONGRESSIONAL WORKSHOP TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE IDEAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDIN
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,724.27
source

Traveler: Robert Simmons (from the office of Robert Simmons)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: FORUM FOR MEMBERS & INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN & TO DISCUSS POLICY TO REBUILD SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,310.09
source

Traveler: Roger Wicker (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: NAPLES, FLORIDA
Purpose: TO PROVIDE A FORUM FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,828.71
source

Traveler: Gene Taylor (from the office of Gene Taylor)
Destination: GULFPORT, MS TO NAPLES, FL
Purpose: WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND LEADERS OF THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY TO SHARE AREAS OF CONCERN, AND TO DISCUSS POLICY AND LEGISLATION TO REBUILD OUR SEA SERVICES AND THE SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,348.82
source

Traveler: Stephanie Tubbs Jones (from the office of Stephanie Tubbs Jones)
Destination: Wash DC - Naples, IL - Cleveland, OH
Purpose: Congressional Workshop
Date: Nov 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,440.94
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.