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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*

Tim Kurth


Total cost of 20 trips: $33,257.74


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CENTRAL OFFICE SITE VISIT AND BRIEFINGS ON DATA RELIEF MEASURES
Date: Feb 4, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,476.45
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: SERVE ON LEGISLATIVE PANEL, BRIEFING ON BROADCASTING ISSUES
Date: Apr 8, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,144.72
source

Destination: DENVER, CO; CHEYENNE, WYOMING
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: SITE VISIT AND BRIEFINGS ON DBS ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $825.00
source

Destination: BERLIN, DRESDEN, PRAGUE
Sponsor: Konrad Adenauer Foundation
Purpose: BRIEFING TRIP ON GERMANY AND US RELATIONS
Date: Dec 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $1,580.34
source

Destination: DISNEY GROUNDS IN CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING AN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & INTERNET ISSUE
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,505.00
source

Destination: ISSUE BRIEFS, VISIT CONVENTION EXHIBITS, LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT ISSUES FACING BROADCAST INDUSTRY, AND SERVE ON LEGISLATIVE PANEL TO GIVE CONGRESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Date: Apr 20, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $960.93
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS, CONVENTION TOUR, SERVE ON LEGISLATIVE PANEL
Date: Jun 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,925.69
source

Destination: SITES OF CORPORATE PROPERTIES, SUCH AS AOL IN NORTHERN Virginia, NEHRSCUPE IN SILICON VALLEY AND WARNER STUDIOS IN BURBANK, CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL FACT FINDING VISIT ON CALINE, COPYRIGHT AND OTHER INDUSTRY ISSUES
Date: Aug 15, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,637.00
source

Destination: ALASKAN SITES VISITS (KOTZELONE, DILLINGHAN, SILIWEK, FAIRBANKS, ANCHORAGE)
Sponsor: General Communication
Purpose: SITE VISIT TO LEARN ABOUT HIGHSPEED INTERNET ACCESS, E. RATE EMERGING TECHNOLOGY
Date: Aug 27, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $4,808.61
source

Destination: NEVADA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: LEARN FIRSTHAND ABOUT EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY CONCERNS
Date: Jan 7, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,174.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: SEMINAR ON ASPECTS OF TELECOM ACT NOT BEING FULFILLED; BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT COMPETITION & 27/ PROCESS FOR LONG DISTANCE APPROVAL
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,015.59
source

Destination: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW AND LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NEW PRODUCTS, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPEDIMENTS TO INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,128.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: VISIT TECH SITES; LEARN ABOUT ISSUES FACING INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,364.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Telecommunications Industry Association
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISSUES FACING TELECOM INDUSTRY, SPECIFICALLY BROADBAND-RELATED
Date: Apr 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $509.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL VISITS W/ INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES AND TOUR OF CONVENTION EXHIBITS
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: EDUCATE ON ISSUES FACING CABLE INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,266.24
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON ISSUES FACING TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY, AND SERVED ON PANEL
Date: Aug 10, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,364.27
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: ISSUE EDUCATION AND TOUR OF EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES ON CONVENTION FLOOR
Date: Jan 7, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,611.21
source

Destination: BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP ON ISSUES FACING CABLE PROGRAMMING AND ACCESS TO DISTRIBUTION
Date: Jan 16, 2004
Expense: $827.11
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: U.S. TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASS'N OF MANUFACTURERS, CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY & INTERNET ASS'N
Purpose: BRIEFINGS ON POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONTRACTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,914.08
source

Destination: CHICAGO, IL - NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA - WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: NCTA AND GCI CABLE
Purpose: ATTEND CABLE CONVENTION AND LEARN ABOUT ISSUES FACING THE INDUSTRY, AND WHAT NEW PRODUCTS IT PLANS TO DELIVER
Date: May 2, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $2,220.50
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Tim Kurth.


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.