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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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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

Better World Campaign


Total cost of 13 trips: $2,024.60


Traveler: Susan Williams (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK (UNITED NATIONS)
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
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Traveler: Philip Griffin (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: NEW YORK - UNITED NATIONS
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO U.N.
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $142.00
source

Traveler: Thomas Evans (from the office of Jack Reed)
Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $143.00
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Traveler: Bryan Wilkes (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: VISIT AND MEET WITH OFFICIALS AT THE UNITED NATIONS, U.S. MISSION FOR NEWS AND OTHERS
Purpose: MEET WITH OFFICIALS IN NEW YORK-APPROZ 40 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF IN ATTENDANCE
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $142.00
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Traveler: J. Karen Paulson (from the office of Scott Mcinnis)
Destination:
Purpose: BRIEFINGS BY US MISSION, THE UNITED NATIONS, & FOX NEWS STATION
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $167.00
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Traveler: Christina Hardesty (from the office of Sander Levin)
Destination: UNITED NATIONS BRIEFING
Purpose: STAFFDEL TRIP TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Date: Apr 26, 2002
Expense: $167.00
source

Traveler: Michael Torra (from the office of Silvestre Reyes)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - NEW YORK CITY
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $154.60
source

Traveler: Rosemary Garza (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: U.N. NEW YORK
Purpose: TO DISCUSS POLICY ON IRAQ, AIDS, ECL.
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Amy Boyle (from the office of Jim Matheson)
Destination: MEETINGS AT NYSE AND UN ALL DAY FRIDAY
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION TO NYSE AND UN
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Debra Armentrout (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination:
Purpose: STUDY TOUR TO NEW YORK (VISIT UN)
Date: May 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.60
source

Traveler: Joshua Stull (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, AND BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE AND UNITED NATIONS FOR MEETINGS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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Traveler: Jamila Thompson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: VISIT NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE & UN
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TOUR AND BRIEFINGS FROM NYSE, UN STAFF AND US-UN EMBASSY.
Date: May 16, 2003
Expense: $144.00
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Traveler: Matt Allen (from the office of Don Sherwood)
Destination: TRAIN TO NYC, TOUR, LUNCH, BRIEFING
Purpose: VISIT - NYSE AND U.N.
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $164.60
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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.