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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*

Ashley Musselman


Total cost of 8 trips: $13,127.19


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Lipinski

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: Columbia College Chicago
Purpose: TO TOUR COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO'S L.A. PROGRAM AND MEET WITH PRODUCTION EXECS RE RUNAWAY PRODUCTION (THE LOSS OF U.S. PRODUCTION JOBS TO OVERSEAS)
Date: Feb 26, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,073.97
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: ECONOMIC FACT-FINDING SEMINAR
Date: Apr 28, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,592.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Lipinski

Destination: TEMPE AND MESA, ARIZONA
Sponsor: American Gas Association
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL GAS ACTIVITIES AND PIPELINE SAFETY OPERATIONS
Date: Apr 10, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $853.50
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Sponsor: Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF COURSE ON ECONOMICS OF TAXATION AND TAX REFORM
Date: Oct 25, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,482.60
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY; FRANFURT (ODER), GERMANY; BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT GERMAN POLITICS, GERMAN IMMIGRATION & ANTI-TERRORISM, BORDER & SECURITY, & TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONS
Date: Jan 19, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,196.00
source

Destination: KANSAS CITY, MO TO CHICAGO
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP RE: FREIGHT RAIL OPERATIONS
Date: Mar 14, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,893.16
source

Destination: CHESTER & MANCHESTER, ENGLAND; CUMBRIA, ENGLAND, SELLAFIELD, AND LONDON, ENGLAND
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP RE: NUCLEAR INDUSTRY IN GB AND SERVICES THEY CAN PROVIDE TO U.S VIEWING NUCLEAR TRANSPORT VESSELS
Date: Aug 24, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,241.19
source

Destination: BOISE, ID-HELL'S CANYON, ID/OR
Sponsor: SAVE OUR WILD SALMON
Purpose: FACT FINDING TOUR OF THE SNAKE RIVER TO VIEW SPAWNING GROUNDS WHERE SALMON CAN BE RESTORED. LEARNED ABOUT FED 7 RECOVERY EFFORTS STUDIED SALMON LIFECYCLE & ECONOMIES DEPENDANT ON SALMON & STEELHEAD
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $794.77
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Ashley Musselman.


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.