ERIC Number: EJ1019365
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Historical Perspectives: The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944
Jolly, Jennifer L.
Gifted Child Today, v36 n4 p266-268 Oct 2013
Nearly 70 years ago, The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, better known as the GI Bill of Rights (GI standing for "Government Issue"), altered the social and economic terrain of American society. The Bill's basic tenets provided unemployment pay, home loans, and education and training for returning World War II veterans. When the Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, few could have known or predicted the legislation's enduring impact. On the day of the signing, June 22nd, the Allied forces were in the midst of Operation Overlord (the Normandy Invasion), which riveted the nation's attention--not the signing of this particular piece of legislation. However, just over a year later, the full effect of the GI Bill would begin to influence millions of returning veterans and their families. This brief article describes the history of the GI Bill, its provisions, inequitable outcomes, and its benefits to education and talent development.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Veterans, History, Talent Development, Educational Benefits, Real Estate, Ownership, Higher Education, Racial Differences, Gifted, Training
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