VFW SALUTES NEW GI BILL PROTECTIONS
Executive Order better protects military and veterans’ communities from predatory practices
April 27, 2012
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is saluting President Obama for
signing an Executive Order today to better protect the military and veterans’
communities from the predatory recruiting and financial loan practices of some
colleges who fail to deliver on their educational promises.
The VFW-supported Post-9/11 GI Bill became law in June
2008, but since then there have been reports of aggressive and deceptive
targeting of service members, veterans, and their families by educational
institutions, particularly for-profit career colleges, according to the White
House. Some institutions, for example, recruit veterans with serious brain
injuries and emotional vulnerabilities without providing academic support and
counseling; they encourage service members, veterans and their families to take
out costly institutional loans instead of first recommending less expensive
federal student aid; and they engage in misleading recruiting practices on military
installations, and do not disclose the institution’s graduation rate.
VFW is big on education, but we are even bigger on the proper administration
and oversight of a new GI Bill we fought for 10 years to get enacted,” said
Richard L. DeNoyer, national commander of the 2 million-member VFW and its
VFW has worked very hard to get these protections created, and the president’s
Executive Order will go far to crack down on the predatory recruiting practices
and poor performance of all schools who participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill,
but our fight isn’t over,” he said.
veterans are America’s future leaders, and what they expect is a solid
education that is marketable and relevant to today’s environment. The VFW looks
to the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense and Education to quickly
implement the requirements of the Executive Order.”
more at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/04/26/we-can-t-wait-president-obama-takes-action-stop-deceptive-and-misleading.
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