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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*

William Mcbride


Total cost of 20 trips: $28,254.36


Trips traveled under the office of Vernon Ehlers

Destination: JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT-TELECOMMUNICATIONS ISSUES
Date: Apr 16, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,258.22
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $200.00
source

Destination: AMSTERDAM
Sponsor: Atlantic & Pacific Exchange Program
Purpose: STUDY PUBLIC POLICY MATTERS IN NETHERLANDS
Date: Apr 7, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,417.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,183.50
source

Destination: AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose:
Date: Jul 6, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,409.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO WILLIAMSBURG VA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $333.00
source

Destination: D.C. TO DETROIT
Sponsor: Northwest Airlines Corporation
Purpose: NEW TERMINAL TOUR
Date: Jan 28, 2002
Expense: $521.00
source

Destination: MIAMI FLORIDA
Sponsor: Aviation Safety Alliance
Purpose: AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 15, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $1,119.00
source

Destination: WEST VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $649.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION TRANSPORTATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,299.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 21, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $320.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: AVIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $461.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Republican Main Street Partnership
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Sep 26, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $855.64
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VIRGINIA PROVIDED OWN TRANSPORTATION
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $597.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: ISSUE STUDIES
Date: Dec 8, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $8,031.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $336.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $440.00
source

Destination: ZURICH
Sponsor: Government of Switzerland
Purpose: MEETINGS ON INITIATIVE IN FINANCE, PHARMACETICAL AND BIOTECHSECTORS
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $5,870.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 4, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $412.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.V.
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $543.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Mcbride.


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.