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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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    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

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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*

Patrick Thompson


Total cost of 9 trips: $13,097.04


Trips traveled under the office of Barbara Cubin

Destination:
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Apr 22, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,934.77
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - ANNAPOLIS, MD - ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: Verizon Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: May 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $751.50
source

Destination: KALISPELL, MT
Sponsor: Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance
Purpose: MEMBER COMPANY TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE
Date: Jul 12, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $984.21
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - FARMINGTON, PA - ARLINGTON, VA
Sponsor: ALCATEL, AMAZON.COM, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY, AT&T, SPRINT, ELECTRONIC INDUSTRIES ALLIANCE, INFINEON, LEVEL (3), LUCENT, MICROSOFT, NCTA, SBCA, VONTU AND YAHOO!
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $802.15
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: UNITED STATES TELECOM ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS, AND THE CALIFORNIA TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNET ASSOCIATION
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,911.58
source

Destination: DENVER, CO
Sponsor: Echostar Corporation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Jun 4, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,052.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: SES Americom
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Dec 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,063.89
source

Destination: LONGBOAT KEY, FL
Sponsor: United States Telecom Association and state affiliates
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF BRIEFING
Date: Feb 22, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,685.79
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: SBC Communications Inc
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR
Date: Mar 29, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,911.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Patrick Thompson.


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.