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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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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*

William Smith


Total cost of 9 trips: $29,348.73


Trips traveled under the office of Harold Rogers

Destination: ELKO, NV & SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Sponsor: Gold Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON MINING INDUSTRY
Date: May 30, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,676.72
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TOUR OF GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES, AND BRIEFINGS ON THEIR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO U.S. ENERGY & DEFENSE POLICY
Date: Jan 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,176.00
source

Destination: LEXINGTON, KY
Sponsor: Council for Burley Tobacco and affiliates
Purpose: BLUEGRASS AGRICULTURAL TOUR
Date: Aug 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $459.05
source

Destination: TOKYO, KYOTO, HIROSHIMA
Sponsor: Japan
Purpose: TO ENHANCE STAFFERS' UNDERSTANDING OF FOREIGN POLICY, TRADE & OTHER ISSUES RELATING TO U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONSHIP
Date: Feb 16, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $10,760.00
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY
Sponsor: Delta Air Lines Inc
Purpose: STATE/FEDERAL DELEGATION PARTICIPATING IN MEETINGS W/ ITALIAN GOVERNMENT CIVIC LEADERS
Date: Jul 1, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $7,836.68
source

Destination: KONA, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTENDED AAAE'S ANNUAL AVIATION ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $187.87
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO-SAN FRANCISCO-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE COVERING AVIATION SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION ISSUES
Date: Aug 2, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $822.41
source

Destination: LIHUE, HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: ATTEND THE 2004 AVIATION ISSUES LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,554.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN AVIATION SECURITY CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 30, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,876.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named William Smith.


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.