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Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
About 16 percent of veterans use the GI Bill to attend private institutions, roughly the same proportion as students generally. But at the most highly selective colleges, veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill barely fill a single classroom--38 at Penn, 22 at Cornell, and at Princeton, just one. The sparse numbers do not go unnoticed, veterans say.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Veterans, War
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Furtek, Diane – College and University, 2012
As a result of President Obama's drawdown of military troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, many service members will be returning to the United States. With service members returning to civilian life and to campuses, the relevance to a changing education environment is enormous both for this population and for today's higher education institutions.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Military Personnel, Foreign Countries, Military Service
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Serow, Robert C. – Review of Higher Education, 2004
The 1944 G.I. Bill is often thought to have democratized higher education in the United States. This paper reviews evidence showing that the G.I. Bill's impact on education enrollments was more limited than is generally recognized. It attributes the gap between the law's perceived and documented effects to the symbolism surrounding postwar…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Enrollment, Educational Policy