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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.

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

Ploughshares Fund


Total cost of 29 trips: $7,433.28


Traveler: Brian Moran (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ARMS CONTROL ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ARMS CONTROL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $260.00
source

Traveler: Katherine Kaufer (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination: COOLFONT, BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.20
source

Traveler: Stacey Leavandosky (from the office of Lynn Woolsey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING
Date: Jan 11, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $263.20
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKLEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $116.60
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: COOLFONT CONFERENCE CENTER (BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN ARMS CONTROL CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $212.48
source

Traveler: Katherine Kaufer (from the office of Bill Luther)
Destination:
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: John Doty (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: COOLFONT, VA
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: Marie Rietmann (from the office of Earl Blumenauer)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: EDUCATION OF LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY
Date: Jan 9, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $318.72
source

Traveler: John Doty (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: COOLFONT, WV
Purpose: DEFENSE ISSUES SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $230.76
source

Traveler: Stacey Leavandosky (from the office of Lynn Woolsey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL SEMINAR
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $319.76
source

Traveler: Arun Ivatury (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination: COOLFONT RESORT, BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: ARMS CONTROL COALITION ANNUAL RETREAT: EDUCATION ON SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $230.76
source

Traveler: Michael Mccord (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS WV
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Laurie Heim (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: ATTEND SEMINAR ON ARMS CONTROL AND DEFENSE POLICY FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF AND NGOS
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $328.00
source

Traveler: Bruno Freitas (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: BERKLEY SPINGS, WV
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUE
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Michal Freedhorr (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ARMS CONTROL & NONPROLIFERATION ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $329.96
source

Traveler: Michal Freedhoff (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WVA
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF ARMS CONTROL AND NONPROLIFERATION ISSUES FOR 2003
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $329.96
source

Traveler: Mara Dowdall (from the office of Lloyd Doggett)
Destination: 2003 ANNUAL ARMS CONTRAL RETREAT; BERKELY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF 2003 ARMS CONTROL ISSUES
Date: Jan 15, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Madelyn Creedon (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKLEY SPRINGS WEST VA
Purpose: TO ATTEND AND SPEAK AT A NONPROLIFERATION AND DEFENSE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $151.00
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $165.00
source

Traveler: Todd Stein (from the office of Thomas Allen)
Destination: CONFERENCE AT SINGLE SITE
Purpose: 2003 ANNUAL ARMS CONTROL RETREAT
Date: Jan 16, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $164.98
source

Traveler: Shannon Smith (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Edward Steiner (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV
Purpose: MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $331.84
source

Traveler: Richard Fieldhouse (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: AIRLIE CONFERENCE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON NATIONAL SECURITY AND LEGISLATION
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $181.00
source

Traveler: Michael Mccord (from the office of Carl Levin)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON VA
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE AND SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $272.00
source

Traveler: Laurie Heim (from the office of Jim Jeffords)
Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: ATTEND PEACE & SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
source

Traveler: Jeffrey Duncan (from the office of Edward Markey)
Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND WORKING GROUP MEETINGS AT THE PEACE AND SECURITY LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY RETREAT
Date: Jan 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $362.00
source

Traveler: Ven Neralla (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: AIRLIE CENTER, WARRENTON, VA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, MEETING AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Jan 13, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $181.00
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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.