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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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    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

Ohio State University


Total cost of 11 trips: $10,918.53


Traveler: Donna Pignatelli (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Traveler: Sherrod Brown (from the office of Sherrod Brown)
Destination: UKRAINE (KIEV & LUIV)
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN OPENING OF US-EU-UKRANIAN DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATION FOR DEMOCRACY
Date: May 19, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $2,251.38
source

Traveler: Auke Piersma (from the office of Dennis Kucinich)
Destination:
Purpose: SEMINARS ON FOOD AND AG ISSUES
Date: Aug 9, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $669.85
source

Traveler: Phil Park (from the office of George Voinovich)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $620.80
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND THEIR UNIQUE MISSIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $694.71
source

Traveler: Mark Schroeder (from the office of Paul Gillmor)
Destination: MARTINIS, SHORT NORTH, COLUMBUS
Purpose: MEDICAL HEALTH CARE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $705.80
source

Traveler: Julie Little (from the office of Marcy Kaptur)
Destination: COLUMBUS, OHIO
Purpose: 238.41
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $518.94
source

Traveler: Shiloh Reiher (from the office of Deborah Pryce)
Destination: ATTACHED
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $917.42
source

Traveler: Jason Grove (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS AND THEIR UNIQUE MISSIONS
Date: Feb 20, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $620.80
source

Traveler: Stephen Francis (from the office of Patrick Tiberi)
Destination: VARIOUS MEETINGS/DEMONSTRATIONS AT OSV MEDICAL CENTER COLUMBUS, OHIO
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ON ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS
Date: Feb 21, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $610.05
source

Traveler: Pat De Leon (from the office of Daniel Inouye)
Destination: ATHENS OHIO
Purpose: MEET WITH FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: May 29, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,057.40
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.