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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*

Helen Hardin


Total cost of 13 trips: $24,850.31


Trips traveled under the office of Zach Wamp

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $476.50
source

Destination:
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $442.00
source

Destination: DC-WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS-KNOXVILLE
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $703.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $895.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE - VIETNAM
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (10 days)
Expense: $7,552.21
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $933.40
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Aug 14, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,650.85
source

Destination: TINDOUF, ALGERIA (REFUGEE CAMPS)
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Nov 29, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $1,311.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source

Destination: SAN JOSE
Sponsor: Organization for Tropical Studies
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: May 28, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $2,288.35
source

Destination: CASABLANCA
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: EDUCATION-MOROCCO-WESTERN SAHARA DISPUTE, POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORMS, TERRORISM/NATIONAL SECURITY, MOROCCO-US RELATIONS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Date: Jul 1, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Helen Hardin.


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.