Veterans for Career Education: Not All Veterans Support Donna Shalala’s Education Bill (Florida Daily Opinion)
U.S. Army Iraq war veteran and graduate of Wichita Technical Institute in Joplin, MO, authored a letter to the editor defending GI Bill school choice for veterans.
In the letter, Avion writes:
"Unfortunately, there are some proposals in Congress that would limit how veterans use their earned GI Bill benefit. Specifically, some in Congress are trying to manipulate the 90/10 rule to stop veterans from enrolling at schools such as WTI. Many of our lawmakers fail to understand that not all veterans are seeking a traditional four-year college or university after our service."
Read the full letter to the editor here.
Tempe, AZ – Over 500 military veterans from dozens of career education colleges and universities have joined Veterans for Career Education (VCE) to protect their right to use their earned GI Bill benefit at the school of their choice. In three weeks, the “Let VETS Choose Tour” has hosted rallies at eight campuses in seven cities bringing together veterans who are students, graduates, or educators at career colleges.
In Congress, seven bills and one draft piece of legislation are under consideration to restrict choice for veterans using the GI Bill and servicemembers using military education benefits. Lawmakers are advancing these bills under the banner of protecting veterans and servicemembers.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE) Ambassador and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Andreau Miller wrote a letter to the editor that was published in The Sentinel .
In the Letter, Andreau speaks about how her earned educational benefits allowed her to pursue her goals at Triangle Tech. In the letter, Andreau wrote : "Welding and fabrication had always been a passion of mine, and thanks to the GI Bill I was able to pursue my dream and enroll in a 16-month program at Triangle Tech in Sunbury"
Andreau also challenged her representative Sen. Bob Casey, to stand with veterans and protect access to the education of our choice: "Proposals circulating in Congress to classify the earned GI benefit just like federal financial aid for students are wrong; benefits earned by members of the military are not the same."