Preface

If you are an educator, you are likely experiencing an influx of veteran students into your classroom. Today’s former troops have access to the most comprehensive educational benefits in history. Consequently, many more veterans are entering colleges, universities, and trade schools, which would have previously been cost-prohibitive.

Educational benefits for veterans are nothing new. Following World War II, the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 (typically referred to as the GI Bill) included educational benefits for returning veterans. By the end of 1956, more than 2 million veterans had used some form of educational benefit to attend college, with another 6 million accessing funds to learn a specific vocational trade or skill. In ...

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