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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*

Elizabeth Stack


Total cost of 11 trips: $18,828.96


Trips traveled under the office of Joe Barton

Destination: UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: TOUR OF UK NUCLEAR ENERGY FACILITIES
Date: Aug 15, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,152.42
source


Trips traveled under the office of Ralph Hall

Destination: DAILY MEETINGS
Sponsor: ALCATEL, ACT, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFENEON, LEVEL(3) COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELECORDIA.
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $727.10
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY FROM VARIOUS PERSPECTIVES.
Date: Oct 11, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $1,373.98
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: WIRELESS INDUSTRY EDUCATION/CONVENTION
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $823.20
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: TXU Corporation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT TXU'S COAL AND NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN TEXAS AND THE ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM
Date: Apr 4, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,206.99
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE POLICY AND REGULATORY ISSUES CONFRONTING THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,417.40
source

Destination: LONDON
Sponsor: National Grid USA
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT THE UK'S ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION SYSTEM
Date: Nov 9, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $3,537.41
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: VISIT CABLE INDUSTRY FACILITIES AND MEET WITH CABLE INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES
Date: Dec 9, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,478.29
source

Destination: PALM SPRINGS, CA
Sponsor: MidAmerican Energy Co
Purpose: DISCUSS ENERGY POLICY AND VISIT GEOTHERMAL FACILITIES
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,325.17
source

Destination: NEW ORLEANS, LA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: LEARN ABOUT ISSUES AFFECTING THE WIRELESS INDUSTRY AND GET FIRST-HAND LOOK AT NEW WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Date: Mar 12, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,102.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: MEET WITH NEW CORP EXECUTIVES FROM VARIOUS BUSINESS DIVISIONS IN THE COMPANY TO LEARN HOW LEGISLATIVE ISSUES RELATING TO BROADCAST, CABLE AND SATELLITE TELEVISION AFFECT
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Elizabeth Stack.


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.