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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

Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry


Total cost of 11 trips: $93,575.00


Traveler: Andrea Andrews (from the office of Richard Shelby)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
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Traveler: Richard Blackwood (from the office of James Inhofe)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Alan Doud (from the office of George Radanovich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Doug Campbell (from the office of Howard Berman)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Susan Olson (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: Priya Dayananda (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source

Traveler: James Hall (from the office of Mary Bono)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Rebecca Hyder (from the office of Michael Bilirakis)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS U.S. FOREIGN AND ECONOMIC POLICY WITH SAUDI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: Steven Kreseski (from the office of Robert Ehrlich)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
source

Traveler: David Dumke (from the office of John Dingell)
Destination: SAUDI ARABIA: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
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Traveler: Anthony Silberfeld (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: RIYADH, DAMMAM, JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING/DISCUSS FUTURE OF SAUDI-AMERICAN RELATIONS
Date: May 24, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $9,997.00
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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.