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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*

James French


Total cost of 18 trips: $22,416.35


Trips traveled under the office of Howard Berman

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,977.77
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON TO SAN FRANCISCO AND BACK
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SPEAKER ON A PANEL AT NAB CONVENTION
Date: Sep 21, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Association of Local Television Stations
Purpose: SPEAK ON PANEL, VISIT TRADE SHOW, LEARN ABOUT LOCAL T.V. INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $880.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Genentech Inc
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; TO LEARN ABOUT GENE PATIENTS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,225.00
source

Destination: DULLES, VA TO LOS ANGELES, CA TO MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, TO D.C.
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,475.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,150.00
source

Destination: NEMACOLLIN IN FARMINGTON PA
Sponsor: Dutko Group Inc
Purpose: SPEAK ON CONFERENCE PANEL RE: DIGITAL MUSIC LEGISL
Date: Feb 22, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $635.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: FACT-FINDING; CONFERENCE SPEAKER
Date: Apr 5, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,012.00
source

Destination: L.A.
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 29, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,058.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO LAS VEGAS, LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: MIAMI
Sponsor: Copyright Society of America
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Feb 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $950.00
source

Destination: ASPEN CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN A PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,000.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,504.33
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Toy Industry Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL REGARDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Date: Mar 14, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $399.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Vanderbilt University
Purpose: SPEAKING ON PANEL AT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $936.00
source

Destination: ASPEN, CO
Sponsor: Progress & Freedom Foundation
Purpose: SPEAKING ON A PANEL
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,766.25
source



* - Trips by all travelers named James French.


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.