As a career teacher at all levels from kindergarten through graduate school, 1949 to 1997, I know that the future hope of the USA lies in the education of its children from preschool through graduate studies. I could never have completed my studies at the master’s or doctoral level without the help of the GI Bill for Korean veterans.
The American public doesn’t want to have a free ride; they are willing to pay a fair share for education—as my wife and I did during the ‘60s for our two daughters. The older one, almost 51, paid off her college loans but is now unemployed. The younger one, just 49, had her undergraduate studies completed because the two of us paid off her student loan. We both worked. If either of us were unemployed, we couldn’t have made it on my teacher’s salary. Stop nitpicking and pass this bill!
— William D. Mandle