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ERIC Number: ED502879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
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"When Johnny [or Janelle] Comes Marching Home." National, State and Institutional Efforts in Support of Veterans' Education. Perspectives, Summer 2008
McBain, Lesley
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
On June 30, 2008, the "21st Century GI Bill" was signed into law by President Bush, providing veterans the financial means to attend any public college in the nation as well as benefits for those who choose to attend private colleges. This paper provides an overview of veterans' education issues, discusses the implications of the new GI Bill, and presents a history of and context to veterans' education policy on the federal, state and institutional levels. It also spotlights some initiatives already in place at various levels to help veterans gain access to and succeed in higher education. While the initiatives discussed are laudable and replicable, they are only the beginning of what should be a comprehensive national agenda for recognizing the tremendous debt owed by America to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. (Contains 31 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: American Association of State Colleges and Universities
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