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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*

Steve Patterson


Total cost of 16 trips: $14,099.38


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Bunning

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Health and Life Organization
Purpose: SPEAK ON FINANCIAL MODERNIZATION PANEL AT HALO'S LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 2, 1999 (3 days)
Expense: $1,704.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Association of Securities Dealers
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL, TO STUDY NASDAQ AND AMEX FACILITIES
Date: Jan 10, 2000
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: Providian Financial Corporation
Purpose: U.S.A. PROVIDING FINANCIAL CORP'S HANDYWORKERS AND LOGIN ABOUT THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 19, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,275.00
source

Destination: CENTRAL KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO STUDY KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: RICHMOND VIRGINIA
Sponsor: SWEDISH MATCH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL VISIT SWEDISH MATEL USA FACILITIES
Date: Sep 7, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $338.52
source

Destination: HOUSTON TEXAS
Sponsor: El Paso Corporation
Purpose: TOUR EL PASO FACILITIES, STUDY OPERATION
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $2,151.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: TOUR NASDAQ FACILITIES STUDY OPERATIONS
Date: Jan 17, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $865.11
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: 2002 CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATION SERIES
Date: Jun 6, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,252.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $509.27
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: MEET WITH KENTUCKY BANKERS AND ATTEND SEMINARS/CONVENTION
Date: Sep 7, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $261.66
source

Destination: COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Fidelity Investments
Purpose: TO TOUR FIDELITY'S COVINGTON FACILITY
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $297.58
source

Destination: CENTRAL KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT KENTUCKY'S AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AND CULTURE
Date: Aug 2, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $598.48
source

Destination: COVINGTON, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: Kentucky Bankers Association
Purpose: ATTEND KENTUCKY BANKERS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION
Date: Sep 12, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $153.38
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP. TO LEARN ABOUT PROPOSED SEC REGULATIONS AND THEIR POSSIBLE EFFECTS ON THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,016.67
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Instinet Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT INSTINET'S BUSINESS PLANS AND OTHER ISSUES AFFECTING THE FINANCIAL MARKETS
Date: Apr 15, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $829.44
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION'S MARKET STRUCTURE CONFERENCE
Date: May 19, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,106.22
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steve Patterson.


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.