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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*

Paul Brathwaite


Total cost of 11 trips: $14,252.03


Trips traveled under the office of Elijah Cummings

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Sony Corporation
Purpose: VISIT SONY MUSIC STUDIOS, PRESS PLAY JOINT VENTURE AND MEET WITH MUSIC INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CONCERNS
Date: Apr 15, 2003
Expense: $680.00
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Grocery Manufacturers of America
Purpose: DISCUSSED HEALTH AND NUTRITION ISSUES, AND DISCUSSED BIO-TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER FOOD INDUSTRY MATTERS
Date: May 16, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,010.24
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO
Sponsor: Congressional Black Caucus
Purpose: ATTEND WORKING RETREAT WITH MEMBERS OF THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN, BLACK, AND HISPANIC CAUCUSES
Date: Oct 23, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,361.01
source

Destination: MIAMI, FL
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: MINORITY HEALTH SUMMIT
Date: Jul 10, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $863.09
source


Trips traveled under the office of Mel Watt

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: Consumer Electronics Association
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE LEADERS IN TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM AND TRADE SHOW, DISCUSSION SESSIONS FOCUSED ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTIONS.
Date: Jan 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $2,168.43
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CA
Sponsor: Viacom Inc
Purpose: TO VISIT VIACOM'S NEWS DIVISION AND MOVIE STUDIOS AND TO DISCUSS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ISSUES FACING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,632.40
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: National Cable and Telecommunications Association and affiliated cable organizations
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE NCTA TRADE SHOW AND PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FORUMS.
Date: Apr 2, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,340.16
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: News Corporation Ltd
Purpose: VISIT NEWS CORPORATION'S FACILITIES AND MEET WITH KEY EXECUTIVES IN THE COMPANY. THE PRIMARY FOCUS WAS TO DISCUSS THE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE INDUSTRY.
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,702.00
source

Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Sponsor: Conference of Minority Transportation Officials
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $665.42
source

Destination: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Sponsor: American Legacy Foundation
Purpose: HEALTH SUMMIT TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS RELATED TO DISPARTIES IN HEALTH CARE.
Date: Jul 23, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $1,017.99
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASS.
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN ECONOMIC AND TAX POLICY FREEDOM TO PROSPER RETREAT.
Date: Aug 1, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $811.29
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Paul Brathwaite.


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.