The Gi Bill

GUESTS: Milton Greenberg Professor Emeritus of Political Science, American University, Washington, DC Author, GI Bill: The Law that Changed America (Lickle Publishing, 1997) Patricia Graham Professor of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA President, Spencer Foundation On June 22, 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the GI Bill — a radical piece of legislation that has had enormous influence on almost every aspect of American life. The Bill provided hope to the veterans returning home from World War II by guaranteeing education, home and business loans and unemployment benefits. On the next Talk of the Nation Ray Suarez and guests look at the impact of the GI Bill and its legacy on contemporary education and social policy.



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