“Reverse GI Bill”November 30, 2017 | :
by Peter Fenn
In June of 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the GI Bill, a bipartisan effort spearheaded by the American Legion to provide benefits for returning veterans. By 1956, 7.8 million vets had used the GI Bill for their education. In many ways, this legislation became the engine of economic growth in post-war America. It was an integral part of achieving the American dream. Education was viewed by those of all political persuasions as a key to success, to competing in the world, to personal fulfillment.
So, what has happened to that commitment to education?
Assist. Dir., Veterans Affair & Military Programs
University of Rhode Island
San Diego Community College District
Professor (Information Systems)
United States Coast Guard Academy