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.
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."
Veterans for Career Education (VCE) leaders Tim McMahon (USAF veteran) and Michael Dakduk (USMC veteran) wrote a letter to the editor that was published in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
In the letter, VCE veteran leaders called out The Chronicle for biased reporting related to career and trade schools. In the letter, Tim and Mike wrote: "In partnership with other veterans, we helped to found Veterans for Career Education to combat this bias among some in the media and in certain political circles. We implore The Chronicle to exercise balance in future reporting."
Read the full letter here: https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/stop-belittling-veterans-for-attending-taxpaying-career-colleges/