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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*

J J Piskadlo


Total cost of 13 trips: $31,484.97


Trips traveled under the office of Danny Davis

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO SEE FIRST HAND STARBUCKS CORPORATION AND MICROSOFT AT THEIR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Dec 11, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,913.12
source


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Davis

Destination: TAMPA, PLANT CITY, LAKE WALES FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: AGRICULTURE EDUCATION
Date: Feb 20, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $823.92
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese National Association of Industry and Commerce
Purpose: FACT-FINDING & EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,570.00
source

Destination: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & BRASILIA, RIO - BRAZIL
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING, TRADE ISSUES
Date: May 27, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $6,880.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Farm Bureau Federation and affiliates
Purpose: FL AGRICULTURE SUMMIT
Date: Nov 29, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $578.96
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR & PERANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 8, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,068.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELIGIUM
Sponsor: Atlantic Council of the United States
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 18, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $2,520.00
source

Destination: KENTUCKY
Sponsor: AIRDRIE STUD, BURLEY LEAF TOBACCO DEALERS ASSOCIATION, INC., BURLEY STABILIZATION CORPORATION, BURLEY TOBACCO GROWERS COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION, CENTRAL KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL CREDIT ASSOCIATION, COUNCIL FOR BURLEY TOBACCO, INC., DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA, FA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP REGARDING KENTUCKY AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS, AS WELL AS NGOS
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO CARACAS, VENEZUELA
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,905.60
source

Destination: BOGOTA AND ARAUCA, COLOMBIA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: RESEARCH: CONFLICT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY IN COLOMBIA
Date: Apr 1, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,280.00
source

Destination: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: FACT FINDING MEETINGS WITH WTO OFFICIALS
Date: May 27, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,843.12
source

Destination: PALO ALTO AND SAN FRANCISCO
Sponsor: Business Software Alliance
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,003.20
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Inter-American Dialogue
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 27, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,640.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named J J Piskadlo.


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.