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Faulty Data Skews Picture on Vets’ Success



by Tara García Mathewson

Conventional wisdom says veterans don’t graduate at rates as high as their non-veteran peers. And much of the conversation about student veterans centers on the need to solve that problem, whether it is condemning certain institutions that don’t offer the proper supports or discussing what additional services would help make veterans successful.

But James Schmeling, an executive vice president of Student Veterans of America, says that entire conversation is based on faulty data. The National Veteran Education Success Tracker, an initiative of Student Veterans of America, can now prove that.

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