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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*

Christy Surprenant


Total cost of 14 trips: $14,387.84


Trips traveled under the office of J. Dennis Hastert

Destination: NEMACOLIN RESORT IN FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $540.00
source

Destination: WILLIAMSBURG, VA-KINGSMILL
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: Feb 1, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $589.00
source

Destination: BIPARTISAN RETREAT
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose:
Date: Mar 9, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $886.00
source

Destination: ST MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: ELECTED LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $190.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. VIRGINIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose:
Date: Jan 29, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $993.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 3, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $827.90
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Jan 28, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $900.00
source

Destination: WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV (THE GREENBRIER)
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: HOUSE/SENATE REPUBLICAN PLANNING CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 3, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $1,619.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON DC-HOT SPRINGS, VA-ALEXANDRIA, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $836.42
source

Destination: HOMESTEAD VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 22, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,233.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHELS, MARYLAND
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: MEMBER RETREAT
Date: Jan 14, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,067.32
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: RETREAT
Date: Jan 25, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $1,439.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEFS OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Mar 11, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,011.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 15, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,256.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Christy Surprenant.


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.