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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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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.

Back to The Data

Trips sponsored by

National Urban League


Total cost of 16 trips: $10,894.14


Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: CHICAGO-NY-DC
Purpose: SPEAKING-TOWN HALL MEETING
Date: Jul 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,094.00
source

Traveler: Stephanie Milburn (from the office of John Boehner)
Destination: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE
Purpose: TO CONDUCT A WORKSHOP ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND JOB TRAINING
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $381.50
source

Traveler: Michael Williams (from the office of Denise Majette)
Destination: LEESBERG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE RETREAT
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Michaeleen Crowell (from the office of Denise Majette)
Destination: LEESBERG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE RETREAT
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Tracie Pough (from the office of Nancy Pelosi)
Destination: LANSDOWNE RESORT 44050 WOODBRIDGE PARKWAY, LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE-INSTITUTE FOR OPPORTUNITY AND EQUALITY SR. STAFF RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Joyce Brayboy (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: DISCUSS POLICY ISSUES THAT CONCERN THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Michelle Anderson-Lee (from the office of Chaka Fattah)
Destination: RAYBURN HOB, WASHINGTON, DC TO LANSDOWNE RESORT, LEESBURG, VA - RETURN TO FREDERICKSBURG, VA
Purpose: SENIOR STAFF RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $299.00
source

Traveler: Dana Hopings (from the office of Frank Ballance)
Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Purpose: RESEARCH ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.55
source

Traveler: Jane Oates (from the office of Edward Kennedy)
Destination: PITTSBURGH, PA
Purpose: SPEAK AT NUL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $827.15
source

Traveler: Donna Christian-Christensen (from the office of Donna Christian-Christensen)
Destination: PITTSBURG
Purpose: 2003 DLC NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Date: Jul 28, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,131.20
source

Traveler: Artur Davis (from the office of Artur Davis)
Destination: PITTSBURG, PA
Purpose: PANELIST PARTICIPANT AT THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE CONFERENCE PLENARY SESSION 3: ENTITLED "THE BLACK FAMILY BUILDING ON ITS RESILIENCE"
Date: Jul 28, 2003
Expense: $1,375.00
source

Traveler: Harold Ford (from the office of Harold Ford)
Destination: MILWAUKEE
Purpose: SPEAKING
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $846.45
source

Traveler: Joyce Postell (from the office of Kendrick Meek)
Destination: LEESBURG, VA
Purpose: TO DISCUSS ISSUES IMPACTING THE COMMUNITY
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $449.00
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Purpose: KEYNOTE SEATTLE URBAN LEAGUE EVENT
Date: May 29, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,320.00
source

Traveler: Danny Davis (from the office of Danny Davis)
Destination: DETROIT, MICHIGAN
Purpose: PANELIST AT THEIR 2004 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 23, 2004
Expense: $213.19
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.