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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*

Andrew Black


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,262.01


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: RANCHO MIRAGE, CA AND SALTON SEA, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: ENVIRONMENTAL ROUNDTABLE, SITE VISIT TO GEO THERMAL PLANT, ATTEND UTILITY INDUSTRY CEO CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 12, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $3,156.44
source

Destination: SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: 2000 CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM, INCLUDING SPEECH
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,936.72
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: National Association of Broadcasters
Purpose: ATTEND WITH CHAIRMAN, LEARN ABOUT BROADCASTING INDUSTRY AND ISSUES
Date: Apr 18, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $913.00
source

Destination: GREENBRIER RESORT WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV
Sponsor: Association of American Railroads
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 29, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $830.00
source

Destination: THE REGENCY HOTEL, PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: DISCUSS CABLE TELEVISION AND VOICE OVER INTERNET TELEPHONY (VOIP) ISSUES
Date: Aug 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $798.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: CABLE MEETINGS
Date: Mar 1, 2005
Expense: $250.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: TELECOM MEETINGS/SEMINARS
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $2,075.89
source


Trips traveled under the office of W.J. Tauzin

Destination: PARK CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: West Associates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ENERGY FORUM
Date: Aug 18, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $949.97
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: CEO CONFERENCE, MEETINGS WITH CHAIRMAN BARTON
Date: Sep 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $1,076.80
source

Destination: EEI CEO CONFERENCE SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: HEAR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, EPA ADMINISTRATOR AND FERC COMMISSIONER, MEET WITH ELECTRIC UTILITY INDUSTRY COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Jan 9, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.50
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Electric Power Supply Association
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES FORUM
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $995.00
source

Destination: BWI-COLORADO SPRINGS
Sponsor: Edison Electric Institute
Purpose: ACCOMPANY CHAIRMAN BARTON TO CEO CONFERENCE MEETINGS
Date: Sep 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,177.69
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Andrew Black.


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.