24 Sep: Weinberg Resolution To Encourage Dept. Of Defense, American Colleges To Protect Military, Vet Students

TRENTON – A resolution sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg which would memorialize the U.S. Department of Defense and American institutions of higher education to implement policies which protect military service members who seek a college education from being exploited was approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee today by a vote of 4-0.

“As many of our nation’s active-duty military service members return home from extended deployment overseas, they are seeking higher education opportunities to provide a better civilian life for themselves and their families,” said Senator Weinberg, D-Bergen. “We must do all we can to facilitate military members and veterans in receiving a college education, in order to give something back to those who’ve already given so much. At the same time, however, we have to be vigilant against the possibility that these brave men and women in uniform could be taken advantage of by colleges and universities that are more interested in the bottom line than in supporting our nation’s troops as they transition into their post-military careers.”