An Opportunity for Policymakers and Candidates
The 2020 election is a unique opportunity for incumbent and new candidates running for public office to support the two million military-connected students in college today by offering substantive reform ideas and policies.
This memo is intended to showcase policy and legislative ideas that improve the higher education outcomes of veterans.
Now more than ever, ensuring the civilian economic success of America’s veterans and military families is critical. With the current coronavirus crisis and weakened job market, more veterans will seek to use their GI Bill to improve their civilian workforce credentials. Given that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) estimates that nearly half the GI Bill has gone unused in the past decade, we could see a sharp increase in GI Bill usage.