Universities need to better serve military students and veterans
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the original GI Bill, the landmark legislation that made it possible for service members, veterans and their families to access higher education – and the American Dream.
The contemporary version of the GI Bill is financially generous, broadly accessible, and can be applied at almost any public or private institution in America. But now, unlike in 1947, America’s most selective colleges and universities have largely failed to recruit, admit and enroll veterans of recent wars. The numbers are dismal.