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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

    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*

Steven Wall


Total cost of 13 trips: $13,742.41


Trips traveled under the office of Trent Lott

Destination: LAKE MANASSAS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Citizens for Civil Justice Reform
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE RE: "CIVIL JUSTICE REFORM: THE YEAR 2000"
Date: Dec 9, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $207.00
source

Destination: MISSISSIPPI AND LOUISIANA
Sponsor: National Fisheries Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING MISSION REGARDING THE CATFISH, SHRIMP, AND OYSTER INDUSTRIES
Date: Jan 10, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $935.08
source

Destination: HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Association for Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS)
Purpose: ATTEND ALTS ANNUAL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
Date: Dec 3, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $904.90
source

Destination: MIDDLETOWN NJ, NEW YORK NY, BEDMINSTER NJ
Sponsor: AT&T Corporation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP: VISIT AND TOUR AT&T LABS AND GLOBAL NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $520.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: COPYRIGHT PROTECTION CONFERENCE / FACT-FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,921.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY & SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,824.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP ON CABLE ISSUES
Date: Dec 6, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,538.14
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA & SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Information Technology Industry Council
Purpose: HIGH TECH FACT FINDING / SITE VISIT TRIP
Date: Feb 18, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,940.00
source

Destination: FARMINGTON, PA
Sponsor: ACT, ALCATEL, AT&T, AT&T WIRELESS, INFINCON, LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, MICROSOFT, TELCORDIA, SBCA, SPRINT, UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Purpose: TECH POLICY 2003 FIFTH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE ON THE INTERNET
Date: Mar 7, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $653.68
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: CTIA-The Wireless Association
Purpose: FOURTH ANNUAL CTIA POLICY RETREAT
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $502.33
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: CABLE INDUSTRY FACT-FINDING TRIP, INCLUDING STUDY OF CABLE IP TELEPHONY, BROADBAND DEPLOYMENT, & DIGITAL TELEVISION
Date: Aug 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,095.07
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Sponsor: Comcast Corporation
Purpose: ATTEND ISSUES CONFERENCE: "FASTER FORWARD: THE CABLE INDUSTRY'S TRANSITION TO DIGITAL TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS"
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $901.21
source

Destination: RICHMOND, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Comptel/ASCENT
Purpose: ATTEND 2004 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $800.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Steven Wall.


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.