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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*

Shayne Gill


Total cost of 11 trips: $15,904.29


Trips traveled under the office of Spencer Bachus

Destination: MONTREAL, QUEBEC CANADA
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: THE HOTEL THAYER, WEST POINT, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: RAILROAD CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $695.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Date: Aug 14, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $805.31
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: SEMINAR: SAFETY & SECURITY POST 9/11
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON TEA-21 REAUTHORIZATION & RAILROAD INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $736.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FINANCIAL HEALTH OF AVIATION INDUSTRY, AVIATION SECURITY
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,339.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AVIATION ISSUES, REGIONAL AIRLINES, FINANCIAL HEALTH AND FUTURE CONSOLIDATION
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,180.00
source

Destination: DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO TOUR INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY AT DAYTONA AND TO LEARN ABOUT TAX TREATMENT OF ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEXER.
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: ST. PETERSBURG, FL./WASHINGTON, D.C.
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SAFETY ALLIANCE LEARNING FROM DISASTER: AN INSIDE LOOK AT AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND ITS LINK TO IMPROVED SAFETY.
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,150.80
source

Destination: WHITEFISH, MT TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 26, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,147.54
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC- TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Aug 6, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shayne Gill.


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.