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American Postsecondary Education: A Prada Handbag or an Irish Potato?

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
Charles Kolb

The promise of the American Dream has begun to fade, as college costs have now risen to such a level that for many they have become like unaffordable luxury goods. US postsecondary education costs have risen at a rate more than twice the cost increases in health care -- a figure which everyone knows is unsustainable.

Two Public Policies That Transformed Our Nation

Michael Benson | Posted 06.21.2014 | Education
Michael Benson

On Sunday, June 22, we will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the G.I. Bill becoming the law of the land. Innumerable individuals have benefitted from this far-sighted policy, signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

70 Years After the GI Bill, We Need a Similar Investment

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr. | Posted 06.20.2014 | Education
Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr.

My father was always reluctant to talk about his experiences in World War II, but he did speak often about one result of that service: Without the GI Bill, he'd never have been able to go to college.

Reviewing 70 Years of the VA Mortgage Program

Chris Birk | Posted 06.13.2014 | Business
Chris Birk

Let's take a look back at how the VA mortgage program has helped millions of veterans over the past seven decades.

Sam Stein

Without Much Notice, Senate Passes Major Education Benefit For Military Spouses | Sam Stein | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to address problems with the veterans health care system may have the added benefit of creating an educational ent...

Why For-Profit Colleges Target Veterans

Alexandra Rice | Posted 06.03.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

In recent years, for-profit colleges and universities (such as the University of Phoenix) have heavily recruited veterans to become students. These institutions have a vested financial interest in doing so.

War Was the Best Thing to Happen to Me

Larry Crandell | Posted 05.28.2014 | Fifty
Larry Crandell

For me, going to war meant a quantum leap in the quality of my life. Otherwise, I might never have left a factory job in Newark, New Jersey. When, in 1943, I entered a training program for the Army Air Corps, my life started on a new trajectory.

Half Of Veterans On G.I. Bill Graduate, Report Estimates

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took ...

Enabling The Educational Success Of Student Veterans

Ray Toenniessen | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Ray Toenniessen

In 2012, more than $8 billion in government support for eligible veterans was paid out to colleges and universities around the country. You might assume by this staggering number that veterans education is a huge success. But a tuition bill doesn't equal a degree.

Protecting Our Veterans From Domestic Enemies

Jerome Kohlberg | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Jerome Kohlberg

One deplorable practice that epitomizes the triumph of greed over the greater good is the exploitation of our returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans by predatory players in the for-profit "education" industry.

Veterans at Duke: Optimistic Face Masks a Troubling Reality

Logan Mehl-Laituri | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Logan Mehl-Laituri

At a university with the 15th largest endowment in the country, it troubles me that not one dollar is allocated for permanent staff, programming, or space dedicated specifically to veterans.

Pausing to Reflect -- Veterans Day

Mike Montgomery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Monday is Veterans Day. It's a day of rest for some, a day of work for others, and a day of reflection for many.

Is it Enough to Be a Yellow Ribbon School?

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

In a time of economic hardship, meeting financial obligations in full removes one major concern. The problem, however, is too many schools believe their work in embracing veterans begins and ends with the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Are Colleges Helping or Harming Returning Veterans?

Dr. Bill R. Path | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Dr. Bill R. Path

College and universities in the United States have a long history of offering veterans an opportunity to use their education benefits to help pay for their higher education. But is helping pay for their tuition enough to get a veteran into the workforce?

One Million Veterans Have Benefitted From The G.I. Bill

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A milestone for the new GI bill. The Veterans Affairs Department has announced the 1 millionth receipient of benefi...

Embracing Military Culture in Higher Education

Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr. | Posted 12.29.2013 | College
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr.

Many colleges and universities call themselves "veteran-friendly." Although being friendly is a noble virtue, it often falls short of the measures that can actually lead to a vet's success after graduation.

State and Schools in Washington State Should Deliver on Supporting Veterans

John Tymczyszyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
John Tymczyszyn

Academia attracts few veterans. School officials across the state seem at a loss on how to implement the somewhat vague plan, disinterested in implementation or totally unaware that a plan even exists.

The New Crop Of Students Heading To Campus

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 12.17.2013 | College

TOLEDO, Ohio — TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Adam Fisher isn't your typical college freshman. At 25, he's older than most of his classmates. He's marri...

Re-Thinking Orientation for Veteran Students on our Campuses

Karen Gross | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
Karen Gross

As we see these new students enrolling at our campuses, we need to pause and reflect on how to help them more successfully "crosswalk" from war to work, from military life to a residential campus.

Hey, Paul Ryan -- We All Depend on Government - Even You (and Your Mom)!

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Rep. Paul Ryan is back to his old tricks, demonizing people who rely on government to improve their lives. This week, his target was food stamp recipients.

Higher Education Bids Farewell to a Staunch Ally

R. Barbara Gitenstein | Posted 08.18.2013 | College
R. Barbara Gitenstein

Senator Frank Lautenberg was a practical progressive who based action on facts, figures, and hard-won experience. He knew first-hand, for example, the...

Elizabeth Warren's QE for Students: Populist Demagoguery or Economic Breakthrough?

Ellen Brown | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Ellen Brown

Investing in our young people has worked before and can work again; and if Congress orders the Fed to fund this investment in our collective futures by "quantitative easing," it need cost the taxpayers nothing at all.

Remembering: Heroes Without Homes

Amanda Andere | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC
Amanda Andere

Memorial Day barbecues are being planned as we prepare to remember the millions of veterans who have served our nation, protecting and defending those less fortunate as well as our way of life. For some of these veterans, the idea of a backyard barbecue is far from their reality.

Panel Votes To Ban Veterans Affairs Bonuses

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A House panel voted Wednesday to place a five-year moratorium on bonuses to senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Th...

Doing Right by Veterans With College Tuition Fairness

Alexander Nicholson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Alexander Nicholson

The New GI Bill is a great tool to help transform the New Greatest Generation of service members into a new generation of scholars, entrepreneurs, citizens and civilian leaders. It is only fair that we evolve this benefit and improve the impact of this investment in those who have fought.