Supporting Veterans and the GI Bill: A conversation with the Cyrus family, Dr. Eddie R. Cole, and Carrie WoffordNov. 11, 2020
The GI Bill provides education, housing, and other supports to veterans, but not everyone benefits equally. On this Veterans Day show, we talk with veterans, historians, and advocates focused on improving education opportunities for those who have served. Hear from Joe and Joey Cyrus, a father and son duo that served in the U.S. military and used their benefits to earn higher education while balancing work, raising a family, and separating from the armed forces. Dr. Eddie R. Cole, associate professor at UCLA and author of THE CAMPUS COLOR LINE discusses the historic exclusion of Black veterans from GI Bill benefits. Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success, also joins us to talk about modern issues faced by veterans, and the role federal policymakers can play in improving education outcomes.