Veterans for Career Education Responds to Rep. Shalala's Bill Limiting Education Choice for Veterans
Michael Dakduk, Co-Chair of Veterans for Career Education, responded to legislation released by Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) that would limit veterans access to higher education:
“We’ve seen proposals to manipulate the 90/10 rule and change it to an 85/15 ratio. Rep. Shalala now says take it down to 80/20. Two Democrat candidates for president are calling for cutting off career schools from serving veterans on the GI Bill® altogether. It will never be enough for critics of taxpaying career schools.
Warren and Castro, Democratic Candidates for President, Propose to Eliminate Career College Choice for Veterans
Two Democratic candidates for president, Elizabeth Warren and Julián Castro, are offering proposals to eliminate the use of the GI Bill® and other earned military and veteran education benefits at career colleges.
Opponents of taxpaying (for-profit) career colleges believe that manipulating the 90/10 rule to include military and veteran education benefits, like the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, in the 90 side of the rule protects veterans from being “targeted” or from attending “low-quality institutions.” This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Kenneth Meija, a Louisiana Army National Guard veteran and graduate of Unitech Training Academy, and Stacy Caughlin, a 17 year Army veteran and student at Unitech Training Academy, called on Senator Cassidy (R-LA) to defend the right of veterans to use their earned benefits at the career school of their choice. Senator Cassidy is a member of both the education and veterans affairs committees.