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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*

Dave Marventano


Total cost of 16 trips: $33,342.95


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 7, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,662.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $478.56
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY, NY
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Sep 8, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,086.61
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Walt Disney Co
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jan 24, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,805.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: Feb 22, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $1,860.14
source

Destination: FACILITY VISIT
Sponsor: PALO VERDE NUCLEAR GEN. STATION
Purpose: FACILITY VISIT
Date: May 17, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,492.75
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Brazil-US Business Council
Purpose: MEETINGS
Date: May 26, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $8,342.00
source

Destination: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Sponsor: Resource Development Council for Alaska Inc
Purpose: REVIEW RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT & RELATED ISSUES
Date: Aug 24, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $3,295.00
source

Destination: LANSDOWNE, VA
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: PRIVACY RETREAT
Date: Oct 12, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $185.00
source

Destination: SFO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 16, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,376.00
source

Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Sponsor: Reliant Energy Inc
Purpose: MEETING
Date: Feb 18, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $439.31
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT INDUSTRY LEADERS & DISCUSS RECENT TECHNOLOGY
Date: May 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,172.68
source

Destination: TURKEY: ISTANBUL, ANKARA, BURSA
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ TURKISH OFFICIALS
Date: May 25, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $4,650.00
source

Destination: KINGSMILL, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: GOP PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 6, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,094.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,814.90
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Dave Marventano.


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.