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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*

Vince Sampson


Total cost of 12 trips: $15,789.58


Trips traveled under the office of Richard Pombo

Destination: RAPID CITY, SD, PIERRE, SD, WHEATLAND, WY
Sponsor: Missouri River Energy Services
Purpose: TO TOUR OHOI DAM, MISSOURI BASIN POWER PLANT TO UNDERSTAND NEEDS OF SMALL MUNICIPAL POWER PRODUCERS
Date: Jul 1, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $2,394.62
source

Destination: FLAGSTAFF, AZ, PAGE, AZ
Sponsor: Colorado River Energy Distributors Association
Purpose: TO TOUR HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES AND DISCUSS RELATED ISSUES SUCHAS SOIL EROSION AND EFFECTS ON ENDANGERED/THREATENED SPECIES
Date: Aug 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,135.10
source

Destination: WENATCHEE, WA - CHELAN, WA - LEVENWORTH, WA
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT AND LEARN ABOUT HYDROPOWER RESOURCES ALONG THE COLUMBIA RIVER AREA. IN ADDITION TO UNDERSTAND PUBLIC POWER AND ITS ROLE IN THE REGION
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,297.53
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO VISIT CAMPUS AND DISCUSS RANGE OF ISSUES AND TECHNOLOGIES RELEVANT TO THE COMMITTEE
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $3,282.00
source

Destination: BOSTON, MA
Sponsor: Investment Company Institute
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES WITHIN THE MUTUAL FUND INDUSTRY
Date: Jun 3, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $920.29
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Shell Oil Co
Purpose: TO TOUR THE PINEDALE NATURAL GAS FACILITY IN PINEDALE, WY
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $277.00
source

Destination: JACKSON, WY
Sponsor: Independent Petroleum Association of America
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE AT THE LAND ACCESS STRATEGY MEETING
Date: Aug 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,425.08
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO PREVIEW TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAY BE DEPLOYED TO ADDRESS NATURAL RESOURCE ISSUES
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,731.44
source

Destination: RENO, NV
Sponsor: Safari Club International and affiliates
Purpose: TO ATTEND SCI'S ANNUAL CONVENTION AND ATTEND BRIEFINGS ON FISH & WILDLIFE ISSUES
Date: Jan 27, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $990.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Family Farm Alliance
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE ON A PANEL DISCUSSING WATER ISSUES BEFORE THE COMMITTEE ON RESOURCES
Date: Mar 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $673.60
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OR
Sponsor: Washington Public Utility Districts Association
Purpose: TO VISIT HYDROELECTRIC FACILITIES IN OR WA, DISCUSS ESA: NEPA ISSUES
Date: Mar 21, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,492.92
source

Destination: RALEIGH DURHAM
Sponsor: Duke University
Purpose: TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO ATTENDEES OF THE CURRENT & EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AT DUKE UNIVS. THE PRESENTATION WAS ON THE NEPA TASK FORCE
Date: Jun 15, 2005
Expense: $170.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Vince Sampson.


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.