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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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    The front lines of the long journey home

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  • 08.27.15

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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.

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Trips by*

David Hurst


Total cost of 8 trips: $8,191.02


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Pickering

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: ATTENDED USTA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORYISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY AND TO WITNESS NEW TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE INDUSTRY.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,463.82
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $704.01
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: 2004 WIRELESS CONFERENCE; SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT ON PANEL TO DISCUSS VARIOUS WIRELESS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES BEFORE CONGRESS; VIEW DEMONSTRATIONS OF NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $666.20
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: ATTENDED CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS, MANUFACTURING, AND TECHNOLOGY SECTORS. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSING VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,520.88
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTENDED 16TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ASCENT 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING THE COMPETETIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY. PARTICIPATED ON PANEL DISCUSSION. VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL AND H.R. 4129
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $647.50
source

Destination: PORTLAND, ME
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTEND NCTA'S PORTLAND, MAINE FACT-FINDING TRIP FOCUSING ON VOIP; VIEW FACILITIES AND ATTEND PRESENTATIONS ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND SERVICES BEING OFFERED
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $967.05
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES AND CURRENT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING WIRELESS INDUSTRY; PARTICIPATE IN PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING SAME
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,451.40
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 17TH ANNUAL COMPTEL/ALTS LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE TO LEARN ABOUT LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY ISSUES FACING COMPETITIVE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $770.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named David Hurst.


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.