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Herrmann, Douglas; Raybeck, Douglas; Wilson, Roland – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Last summer Congress passed the new GI Bill, and the president signed it into law. Americans can take great pride in such a program, one that helps veterans attend college after they return home. However, few are aware that many of those veterans will also encounter a variety of non-financial problems that require substantial adjustment as they…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Veterans, Veterans Education
Byman, Daniel – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Senators James H. Webb Jr. and Chuck Hagel, in their eloquent call for a new GI Bill for today's veterans, convincingly argue that troops deserve more educational support than the government provides. The senators, both Vietnam veterans themselves, point out that today's educational benefits cover only 13 percent of the cost of attending Columbia…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Military Personnel, Veterans, Educational Finance
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Neal, Anne D. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
When Congress passed the GI Bill, it linked the accreditation process with the distribution of federal funds. As Congress saw it, accreditation would ensure accountability without subjecting institutions to harmful external controls. While accreditation began as a voluntary system, it has now become virtually mandatory. Policymakers and trustees…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Accountability, Educational Quality
Anderson, Clinton L.; Kime, Steve F. – 1996
The U.S. military has made numerous important contributions to the development of adult and continuing education. As in civilian adult education, military innovations in education have consistently used workplace learning. The educational benefits produced by the GI Bill democratized education by exploding the myth that "common" people…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Articulation (Education), Competency Based Education
Hunt, James B., Jr. – 1998
This speech discusses the importance of higher education, the challenges facing higher education in America today, and the role of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education in helping to make higher education more accessible and affordable. It further discusses initiatives in North Carolina to improve elementary, secondary, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives
Arnstein, George – 1981
In order to determine the impact of the Veterans Administration (VA) on occupational education, this report examines the VA training programs and the changes that have occurred in them over the years in the larger context of changes in American education. Presented first are brief descriptions of and detailed 1967-1980 enrollment figures for the…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agency Role, Attendance, Definitions
Horan, Michael – 1990
These four articles are part of an ongoing series of material directed to a statewide veterans group in Florida with regard to assessing the educational effects of the Vietnam Era GI Bill. Part 1 focuses on the manner in which the Veterans Administration (VA) relies on program starts as a measure of success rather than on completion rates. It…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
Sexton, Robert F. – 1980
This monograph describes and analyzes major federal and state student financial assistance programs. Chief among those reviewed are the Basic and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, National Direct Student Loans, State Student Incentive Grants, the Guaranteed Student Loans, College Work Study, and the G.I. Bill. The paper explains how…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adults, Educational Opportunities