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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*

Kathryn Scott


Total cost of 15 trips: $15,317.17


Trips traveled under the office of Larry Combest

Destination: WYE WOODS CONFERENCE CENTER, QUEENSTOWN, MD
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: HOUSE AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $285.00
source

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: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT TOBACCO PRODUCTION
Date: Aug 7, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $552.72
source

Destination: CHESAPEAKE FARMS, MD
Sponsor: EI du Pont de Nemours and Co
Purpose: TOUR FARM & DISCUSS BIOTECHNOLOGY
Date: Oct 30, 2000
Expense: $63.00
source

Destination: MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
Sponsor: HUMAN GENOME SCIENCES & BIO
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECH DEVELOPMENTS
Date: Nov 14, 2000
Expense: $51.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NC; ST. LOUIS, MO; MEMPHIS, TN; GREENVILLE, MS; NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: National Cotton Council
Purpose: COTTON INDUSTRY EDUCATION & ORIENTATION TOUR
Date: Apr 17, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,271.24
source

Destination: IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO
Sponsor: Food Producers of Idaho Inc
Purpose: DISCUSSION OF IDAHO AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 13, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $816.71
source

Destination: ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Sponsor: St Louis Agri-Business Club
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURE & BUSINESSES AROUND ST. LOUIS
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $618.25
source


Trips traveled under the office of Bob Goodlatte

Destination:
Sponsor: University of Virginia
Purpose: ATTEND PROJECT MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
Date: Apr 23, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $622.72
source

Destination: WICHITA, KANSAS
Sponsor: American Meat Institute
Purpose: DISCUSS INDUSTRY CONCERNS REGARDING FOOD SAFETY & COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING
Date: Jun 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,912.30
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: FLORIDA DEPT. OF AG & CONSUMER SERVICES FLORIDA FARM BUREAU, FLORIDA FRUIT & VEGETABLE ASSOCIATION
Purpose: REVIEW STATE & FEDERAL COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING LAWS
Date: Jul 30, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $943.50
source

Destination: PORTLAND, OREGON
Sponsor: Oregon Association of Nurseries
Purpose: DISCUSS NURSERY INDUSTRY OF OREGON & SUDDEN OOK DEATH
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,584.27
source

Destination: WINNIPEG, MANITOBA & CALGARY, ALBERTA
Sponsor: Government of Canada
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE INTEGRATED NORTH AMERICAN AG INDUSTRY
Date: Aug 18, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,800.00
source

Destination: GREENSBORO, PINEHURST & KITTY HAWK, NC
Sponsor: North Carolina State University
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURE
Date: Aug 26, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,750.00
source

Destination: RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTH CAROLINA FARM BUREAU
Purpose: DISCUSS AG ISSUES IMPORTANT TO NC PRODUCERS
Date: Sep 19, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $222.54
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Kathryn Scott.


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.