As GI Bill Expands, So Do Calls for Tracking Veterans' Academic Success

David Scavone

Statistics show that more than 62,000 veterans using the Post-9/11 GI Bill have graduated from about 2,000 institutions, said Curtis L. Coy of the Department of Veterans Affairs. But, he said, those numbers are "practically meaningless" because they reflect only a fraction of the 6,000 institutions nationally where veterans have enrolled on the GI Bill since the program took effect, in 2009.
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Now that more than 760,000 military veterans have made use of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, a key question has emerged: What's the best way to measure the program's effectiveness?

Taxpayers have shelled out billions of dollars so far to finance the...

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