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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*

Greg Nickerson


Total cost of 16 trips: $27,054.77


Trips traveled under the office of William Thomas

Destination:
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE - PANEL ON INT'L TAX
Date: Mar 8, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,621.50
source

Destination: DINNER ON MAY 3RD WITH TAX PANEL
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TAX PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: May 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,107.50
source

Destination: TAX FOUNDATION TRIP TO DENMARK, FRANCE AD BELGIUM
Sponsor: Tax Foundation
Purpose: INVESTIGATE THE INTERNATIONAL TAX REGIMES OF FOREIGN JURISDICTIONS
Date: May 24, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $8,488.00
source

Destination: SAN ANTONIO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 23, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,381.88
source

Destination: THE BREAKERS, PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX AND DIVIDEND PROPOSAL
Date: Mar 22, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,401.00
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD RESORT
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL TAX PANEL
Date: Aug 12, 2003
Expense: $167.90
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose:
Date: Sep 12, 2003
Expense: $1,073.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKER AT 2004 MIDYEAR MEETING
Date: Jan 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,062.38
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Tax Council
Purpose: PARTICIPANT AT 2004 SPRING LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,592.40
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA ATL
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 7, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $943.73
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Sponsor: Tax Coalition
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING ENERGY TAX ISSUES
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $957.00
source

Destination: SONOMA, CA
Sponsor: Organization for International Investment
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL DISCUSSING LEGISLATION AFFECTING U.S. SUBSIDIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES
Date: Apr 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,637.32
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRING, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: TO SPEAK ON PANEL REGARDING TAX PROPOSALS
Date: Jun 30, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $606.25
source

Destination: THE HOMESTEAD, HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: TO ATTEND EIA LEGISLATIVE ROUNDTABLE
Date: Aug 8, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,911.50
source

Destination: NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: Clark Consulting
Purpose: PANEL GUEST SPEAKER TO DISCUSS THE RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 2, 2004 ELECTION
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,063.41
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AS GUEST PANEL SPEAKER ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROVISIONS OF H.R. 4520, THE AMERICAN JOBS CREATION ACT
Date: Nov 19, 2004
Expense: $40.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Greg Nickerson.


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.