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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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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*

Aysha House-Moshi


Total cost of 7 trips: $15,449.09


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Lee

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-NEW YORK
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: TO DISCUSS AND INVESTIGATE WAYS THAT THE AFRICAN AMBASSADORS CORP. (UN), HUMPTY DUMPTY INST., AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS COULD WORK CLOSER ON ISSUES RELATING TO SECURITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA.
Date: Jan 16, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $773.23
source

Destination: VIRGIN ISLANDS
Sponsor: CBCF AND ELI LILY
Purpose: TO STUDY MINORITY HEALTH DISPARITIES SPECIFICALLY IN THE MENTAL HEALTH ARENA.
Date: Apr 8, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $918.42
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Humpty Dumpty Institute
Purpose: UN FACT FINDING TRIP.
Date: May 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $619.10
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Destination: NAIROBI - ENTEBBE, UGANDA
Sponsor: Catholic Relief Services
Purpose: EXAMINE INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE AND REFUGEE CAMPS IN SOUTHERN SUDAN AND UGANDA.
Date: May 22, 2004 (9 days)
Expense: $3,612.40
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL BRIEFING ON THE FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK AND THE HISTORY OF THE GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTERPRISES.
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,551.94
source

Destination: HEATHROW, UK TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Sponsor: CHICAGO COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS AND SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON TRANSATLANTIC COMMUNITY CONFERENCE REGARDING TRANSATLANTIC TOPICS LIKE WAR ON TERROR, TRADE AND ECONOMIC SECURITY, ETC.
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $2,329.00
source

Destination: FRANCE TO RABAT, MOROCCO TO CASA BLANCA TO MARRAKECH
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: TO REVIEW SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CHANGES IN MOROCCO, AND THE ONGOING DISPUTED WESTERN SAHARA TERRITORY
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
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* - Trips by all travelers named Aysha House-Moshi.


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.