The long, winding story of GI Bill(s)

Education benefits went from good to lousy to good again

Eye on Veterans
June 22, 2018 - 8:12 pm

Courtesy Student Veterans of America

74 years ago, the World War Two-era GI Bill created a robust American middle class, by funding college education for hundreds of thousands of veterans returning from war.  In following decades, education benefits for those who served withered.  A decade ago, the pendulum swung back -- with creation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.  Two veterans whose lives have been changed by the new benefit -- and the former Marine and U. S. senator who authored the GI Bill renovation -- talked with CBS Eye on Veterans about the history and reality of these programs:

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