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GI Bill Doesn't Cover Costs, Critics Say

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GI Bill Doesn't Cover Costs, Critics Say

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More than 60 years ago, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a GI Bill that offered soldiers returning from war educational assistance and unemployment benefits. Journalist Edward Humes discusses the World War II GI Bill and the current Montgomery GI Bill — and how veterans' benefits have changed.

Guests:

Edward Humes, author of Over Here: How the GI Bill Transformed the American Dream

Jerome Kohlberg, chairman of The Fund for Veterans' Education; World War II veteran