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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.

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.

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*

Lisa Kelley


Total cost of 18 trips: $26,386.09


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination: FLORIDA KEYS
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 15, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,300.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $1,360.00
source

Destination: LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: United Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 20, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $887.32
source

Destination: WICHITA, KANSAS TO DODGE CITY, KS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: TOUR SLAUGHTER PLANT, DISCUSS FOOD SAFETY AND COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS CONCERNS
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS FOR PRODUCE
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: SOUTH-CENTRAL IDAHO, MAGIC VALLEY, TWIN FALLS
Sponsor: FOOD PRODUCERS OF IDAHO, INC. & NATIONAL POTATO COUNCIL
Purpose: FACT FINDING/REVIEW OF FEDERAL LAWS ON PROD OF POTATOES, SUGARBEETS, SEED CROPS & DAIRY IN IDAHO
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $930.63
source

Destination: SHENANDOAH VALLEY, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: US Apple Association
Purpose: REVIEW AND TOUR OF APPLE PROCESSING & HARVESTING OPERATIONS
Date: Oct 27, 2003
Expense: $76.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: NATIONAL MEAT ASSOCIATION
Purpose: PARTICIPANT IN PANEL DISCUSSION ON FOOD SAFETY
Date: Feb 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $688.69
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FLORIDA
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,600.00
source

Destination:
Sponsor: NATIONAL TURKEY FEDERATION/NATIONAL CHICKEN COUNCIL
Purpose: TOUR HATCHERY, GROW-OUT & SLAUGHTER FACILITIES
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Expense: $50.00
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: TOUR OF SPECIALTY CROP PRODUCTION IN SOUTH FLORIDA; OVERVIEW OF HOMELAND SECURITY CONCERNS AT THE MIAMI AIR AND SEA PORTS; USE OF USDA'S BEAGLE BRIDAGE; AND REVIEW COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LABELING LAWS (STATE AND FEDERAL)
Date: Aug 23, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $950.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Charles Stenholm

Destination: DALLAS, TEXAS
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,616.92
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission
Purpose: SPEECH/FACT FINDING
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $421.49
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA; YUCCA MOUNTAIN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $844.50
source

Destination: TOKYO, JAPAN & TRAVEL WITHIN JAPAN
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (9 days)
Expense: $7,230.00
source

Destination: DC TO NY
Sponsor: New York Mercantile Exchange
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 22, 2001
Expense: $415.00
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, TAHOE CITY, MURPHY'S RIVER DELTA
Sponsor: Northern California Power Agency
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 28, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,463.74
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NM
Sponsor: National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,696.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Lisa Kelley.


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.