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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.

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

Wildlife Conservation Society


Total cost of 12 trips: $19,936.00


Traveler: Tamera Luzzatto (from the office of Hillary Clinton)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THIS NY-BASED ORGANIZATION AND ITS EFFORTS TO PRESERVE IMPT ECOSYSTEMS SPECIAL WHILE PROMOTING NEEDS ECONOMIC PROGRESS IN THIS COUNTRY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,096.00
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Traveler: Jim Messina (from the office of Byron Dorgan)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, MARINE RESERVES AND CONSERVATION, MEET W/PUBLIC OFFICIALS NGO REPS AND SCIENTISTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
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Traveler: Brett Heimov (from the office of Jerrold Nadler)
Destination: DC TO CHARLOTTE, NC TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE & RETURN
Purpose: CONSERVATION EDUCATION ACTIVITIES
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
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Traveler: Robert Taub (from the office of John Mchugh)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TO EXAMINE INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION PROGRAMS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Wendy Darwell (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION EFFORTS
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Ellyn Toscano (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,082.00
source

Traveler: Polly Trottenberg (from the office of Charles Schumer)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Anne Marie Anzalone (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: EXPLORE NATURAL WILDLIFE PRESERVES
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,530.00
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Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. TO BELIZE CITY, BELIZE
Purpose: TO OBSERVE AND LEARN ABOUT THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY'S CONSERVATION EFFECTS IN BELIZE AS CONGRESSMAN SHAW'S LEAD STAFFER ON THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Nadine Berg (from the office of Jose Serrano)
Destination: BELIZE CITY
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT U.S. PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TROPICAL FORESTS AND MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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Traveler: Christopher Fish (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: BELIZE
Purpose: TOUR WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY CONSERVATION PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS CONGRESSMAN SWEENEY IS A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Traveler: Franklin Thompson (from the office of John Tanner)
Destination: WASH DC-BELIZE, C.A.
Purpose: GROUP WAS TO LEARN OF THE UNITED STATES EFFORTS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE PRESERVATION EFFORTS. MEMBER IS CO-CHAIR OF HOUSE INT'L CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Mar 20, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
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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.