Veteran Education under the Obama Administration

Shaftone B. Dunklin, Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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)
Title of host publicationThe Obama Administration and Educational Reform
EditorsEboni Zamani-Gallaher
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages17
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Publication series

NameAdvances in Education in Diverse Communities: Research, Policy and Praxis
PublisherJAI Press
ISSN (Print)1479-358X


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Anthropology


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