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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*

Jayme White


Total cost of 10 trips: $25,801.99


Trips traveled under the office of Jim Mcdermott

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH SINGAPORE
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BUSINESS MODEL OF IMPORTANT COMPANIES IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 27, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,529.30
source

Destination: DC TO NYC
Sponsor: Bond Market Association
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW TAX DEDUCTABLE BONDS WORK TO FINANCE TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS
Date: Jan 10, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $705.70
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS AT THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $2,022.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT CONFRONT AFRICA
Date: Jun 18, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $562.50
source

Destination: SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Silicon Valley Tax Directors Group
Purpose: AGAIN A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW FEDERAL TAX POLICY AFFECTS U.S. FIRMS OPERATING IN SILICON VALLEY AND INVOLVED IN THE IT SECTOR OF THE ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,828.85
source

Destination: SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT FEDERAL ISSUES THAT AFFECT MICROSOFT AND OTHER HIGH TECHNOLOGY FIRMS LOCATED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
Date: Aug 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,979.12
source

Destination: BRASILIA, BRAZIL TO RIO DE JAINERO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: TO CREATE STRONGER TRES BETWEEN THE US AND BRAZIL, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ON DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL TRADE ISSUES AND FIND WAYS TO BELIEVE CONSENSUS ON MATTERS CURRENTLY OR DISPUTE
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $6,660.60
source

Destination: CHARLOTTE, NC
Sponsor: National Foreign Trade Council
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE IMPACT OF HOW INTERNATIONAL TAX LAW IMPACTS AMERICAN COMPANIES ABILITY TO COMPETE IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $671.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO O'HARE
Sponsor: BAXTER HEALTHCARE, USG CORP, SMURFIT-STONE, CABE-PILLER QUALITY FLEAT WORKS, BOEING, SIGNODE, PEPSI CO
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR OF THE U.S. ECONOMY
Date: Aug 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,162.13
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Jayme White.


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.