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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*

Bill Wichterman


Total cost of 17 trips: $15,585.20


Trips traveled under the office of Bill Frist

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: RIAA AND GMA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 10, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $828.00
source

Destination: PORTLAND, MAINE
Sponsor: Ethics and Public Policy Center
Purpose: EDUCATION CONFERENCE
Date: Sep 21, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,100.00
source

Destination: WASH, DC-MONTGOMERY, AL-BIRMINGHAM, AL-NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Faith & Politics Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 13, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,093.00
source

Destination: PHILA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 20, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 28, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,064.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Sep 3, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $600.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP
Date: Mar 14, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $648.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: Trinity Forum
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 29, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $400.00
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES
Sponsor: FAITH & LAW
Purpose: SPEAKING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Dec 9, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $593.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Pitts

Destination: OSPREY POINT, ROYAL OAK, MD
Sponsor: WILBERFORCE FORUM (PRISON FELLOWSHIP), AND FAITH & LAW
Purpose: EDUCATION/POLICY DISCUSSIONS
Date: Aug 25, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $1,276.00
source

Destination: STRATEGY FOR 107TH CONGRESS - MEETINGS
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: STRATEGY MEETINGS
Date: Nov 30, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $282.00
source

Destination: NASHVILLE, TN
Sponsor: Recording Industry Association of America
Purpose: MUSIC INDUSTRY BRIEFINGS
Date: Apr 26, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $875.00
source

Destination: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Sponsor: Heritage Foundation
Purpose: PLANNING RETREAT
Date: May 30, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $324.00
source

Destination: CHICAGO
Sponsor: Prison Fellowship Ministries
Purpose:
Date: Jun 8, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,002.00
source

Destination: ISRAEL
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,647.00
source

Destination: ST. MICHAELS, MD
Sponsor: WILBERFORCE FORUM (PRISON FELLOWSHIP) AND FAITH & LAW
Purpose: EXPLORATION OF LEGISLATIVE MEANS OF CULTURAL RENEWAL
Date: Aug 31, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $863.20
source

Destination: BUFFALO, NY
Sponsor: Houghton College
Purpose: SPEAKING TO STUDENTS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $390.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Bill Wichterman.


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.