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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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  • 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.

Back to The Data

Trips by*

Karl Anderson


Total cost of 8 trips: $15,128.14


Trips traveled under the office of George Nethercutt

Destination: WENATCHEE, WA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE ROLE PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS PLAY IN WASHINGTON STATE
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,297.53
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: STARBUCKS, SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY CENTER, SEATTLE MONORAIL, LABOR READY, AND PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL FACT-FINDING TRIP TO VISIT SEATTLE AREA BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFIT ENTITIES
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,295.14
source

Destination: PASCO, WA
Sponsor: Tri-City Industrial Development Council (TRIDEC)
Purpose: HANFORD SITE FACT-FINDING VISIT
Date: Aug 9, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,178.41
source


Trips traveled under the office of Mike Simpson

Destination: TWO DAYS SPENT TOURING AREAS OF THE WILLAMETTE FOREST, PRIVATE FOREST LANDS AND COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS.
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: TO SHOW STAFF ON-THE-GROUND EXAMPLES OF ISSUES AFFECTING FOREST MANAGEMENT ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LANDS ON THE WEST COAST
Date: May 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,467.25
source

Destination: SITE VISITS TO THE NATIONAL ELK REFUGE, BRIDGE-TATON NATIONAL FOREST, AND THE PLUEDALE RESOURCE AREA (BLM).
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO GAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT ISSUES
Date: Aug 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $835.00
source

Destination: TOUR AND DISCUSSION OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND CO-OP FACILITIES.
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: TO EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES FACING ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
Date: Feb 17, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination: VARIOUS SITE VISITS IN THE SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA AREA.
Sponsor: American Forest Resource Council
Purpose: TO VIEW EXAMPLES OF ISSUES AFFECTING FOREST MANAGEMENT IN THE WEST
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,109.81
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 2, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $5,345.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Karl Anderson.


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.