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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*

Sarah Walter


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,502.00


Trips traveled under the office of John Breaux

Destination: NEW ORLEANS
Sponsor: XAVIER UNIVERSITY & TULANE UNIVERSITY
Purpose: TOUR OF CENTER BIOENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AT TULANE/XAVIER UNIVERSITIES
Date: Apr 27, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,270.00
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: STAFF RETREAT
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $279.00
source

Destination: SAN DIEGO, CA
Sponsor: Cardinal Health Inc
Purpose: TOUR OF PYXIS FACILITIES - ROUNDTABLE WITH CARDINAL HEALTH PERSONNEL REGARDING THEIR MEDICAL SAFE
Date: Feb 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $3,087.00
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: American Academy of Ophthalmology
Purpose: SPEECH TO ACADEMY'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS-ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Feb 23, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $975.00
source

Destination: NAPLES; TAMPA
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANY SEN. BREAUX TO STAFF HIM AT PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION - GAVE KEYNOTE SPEECH ON MARCH 31, 2001
Date: Mar 30, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,050.00
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FL
Sponsor: Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PHRMA)
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR TO SPEECH TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION: TOPIC WAS MEDICARE REFORM/PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Date: Mar 22, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $1,490.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - THOUSAND OAKS, CA
Sponsor: Amgen Inc
Purpose: TOUR AMGEN FACILITIES
Date: Oct 20, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $3,020.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON-NAPLES, FL
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: ACCOMPANIED SENATOR BREAUX TO PHRMA ANNUAL CONVENTION FOR SPEECH
Date: Mar 27, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $2,334.00
source

Destination: PUERTO RICO / SAN JUAN
Sponsor: Federation of American Hospitals
Purpose: VISIT/TOUR PUERTO RICAN HOSPITALS & MEET WITH COMMONWEALTH OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS MEDICARE ISSUES AFFECTING PUERTO RICAN HOSPITALS
Date: Apr 12, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $1,997.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Sarah Walter.


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.