Veteran education under the obama administration

Shaftone B. Dunklin, Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

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Purpose-This paper provides an overview of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and outlines the steps that the Obama administration has taken to provide for the educational and training needs of veterans and other eligible dependents.

Design/methodology/approach-This paper offers a policy analytic review of the extant literature on veterans' education and regulations pertaining to the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

Findings-It is found that although the Post 9/11 GI Bill was enacted with the right intentions, several changes had to be made to protect both veterans and tax payers as well as the integrity of the GI Bill.

Originality/value-To help educators understand the role that the Obama administration has played in advancing veteran education and training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-289
Number of pages17
JournalAdvances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • GI Bill
  • Post 9/11
  • Principles of Excellence
  • Veterans' education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology

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