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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*

Seth Bloom


Total cost of 14 trips: $18,968.35


Trips traveled under the office of Herbert Kohl

Destination: WINTERGREEN, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FOR MY ANTITRUST COUNCIL, SETH BLOOM, TO ATTEND CTIA CONGRESSIONAL STAFF RETREAT IN WINTERGREEN, VIRGINIA
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $220.00
source

Destination: NYC
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: NCTA LEGISLATIVE BRIEFING
Date: Jun 22, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,408.80
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: FOR SETH BLOOM TO ATTEND THE CELI STUDY DELEGATION ON TECHNOLOGY ISSUE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Date: Nov 8, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $1,780.00
source

Destination: COLORADO SPRINGS COLORADO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FAR SETH BLOOM TO ATTEND MEETING OF A.B.A. ANTITRUST SECTION AT WHICH HE WILL GIVE PRESENTATION REGARDING AGENDA OF ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Aug 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,135.84
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: AMERICAN AIRLINE ORBITZ
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO INVESTIGATE ORBITZ AND DISCUSS AVIATION COMPETITION ISSUES
Date: May 30, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $879.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO EXAMINE ECONOMIC & COMPETITIVE ISSUES AFFECTING THE CABLE TELEVISION INDUSTRY
Date: Dec 5, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,818.86
source

Destination: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: FOR MY ANTITRUST COUNSEL, SETH BLOOM, TO ATTEND A.B.A. ANTITRUST SECTION MID-WINTER MEETING AND TO GIVE SPEECH ON ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE AGENDA
Date: Jan 18, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,163.12
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NCI
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT HEALTHCARE EXECUTIVE FORUM
Date: Jan 30, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $591.35
source

Destination: VANCOUVER, CANADA
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: ATTEND ANNUAL MEETING OF ADA ANTITRUST SECTION AND GIVE PRESENTATION ON ANTITRUST SUBCOMMITTEE AGENDA
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,454.33
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NCI
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT IDN SUMMIT CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 25, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $692.23
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Time Warner
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO EXAMINE COMPETITION AND PIRACY ISSUES IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,375.89
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP TO NCTA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: May 1, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,542.21
source

Destination: KONA, HI
Sponsor: American Bar Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT ABA ANTITRUST SECTION MIDWINTER MEETING
Date: Jan 7, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,932.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: ATTENDANCE AT NCTA NATIONAL CONVENTION
Date: Apr 1, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,974.72
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Seth Bloom.


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.