In an opinion piece written for the Daily Comet, a local paper in Louisiana, VCE Ambassador and Army National Guard Veteran Kenneth Mejia wrote about his service and experience at a career school. In the oped, Kenneth talks about how his career school helped save his life. Kenneth writes:
"During one of our labs in class at Unitech, my instructor and education director ran an EKG test on me. The results revealed abnormalities. I immediately went back to the VA medical facility and, after finally being seen, it was determined that I had a fatal heart condition. Within days, I was undergoing surgery for a defibrillator."
Kenneth also challenged Senator Cassidy to stand with military veterans and their right to use their earned GI Bill at the school of their choice:
“Sadly, there are some proposals in Congress to change policies like the 90/10 rule that which would make it harder for veterans to use their earned GI Bill benefit at the college of their choice. Sen. Bill Cassidy sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Committee on Veterans Affairs in the U.S. Senate – making him an important voice on both education and veterans issues. As these proposals work their way through Congress, Sen. Cassidy has yet to voice his opinion on the issues. I urge Cassidy to side with veterans in allowing them the freedom to use their earned benefits at the school of their choice.”
Full article: https://www.dailycomet.com/news/20190627/opinion-why-not-trust-veterans-to-choose-their-schools