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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*

Trinita Brown


Total cost of 8 trips: $25,674.05


Trips traveled under the office of James Oberstar

Destination: TOULOUSE, FRANCE, NANTES, FRANCE, PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: AIRBUS INDUSTRIES FEDERAL EXPRESS (SMALL PART)
Purpose: TO VISIT AIRBUS FACTORIES & FEDEX HUB & PARTS AIRPORT
Date: Aug 20, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $3,371.69
source


Trips traveled under the office of Don Young

Destination: WEST POINT, NY
Sponsor: Cooperstown Conference Foundation
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 13, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,392.00
source

Destination: TAIWAN
Sponsor: Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT & BUSINESS OFFICIAL TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE US-TAIWAN RELATIONSHIP.
Date: May 26, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: COOPERSTOWN, NY
Sponsor: American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Purpose: PARTICIPATION IN CONFERENCE ON RAIL ISSUES
Date: Jul 11, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $770.00
source

Destination: DULLES
Sponsor: Airbus
Purpose: OF UDVAR-HAZY CENTER
Date: Nov 14, 2003
Expense: $75.00
source

Destination: MUMBAI, INDIA, NEW DELHI, INDIA & AGRA, INDIA
Sponsor: Confederation of Indian Industry
Purpose: TO MEET GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS OFFICIALS IN INDIA
Date: Dec 5, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $3,330.36
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT PORT SECURITY, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER ISSUES RELATED JOINT US-SINGAPORE ISSUES
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,500.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: no sponsor listed on form
Purpose: TO MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, U.S. EMBASSY & BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND TO GAIN UNDERSTANDING OF MALAYSIA AND THE REGION
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,035.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Trinita Brown.


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.