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Helping Students Prosper



by John A. Tures

America’s rise as a world power occurred after World War II for several reasons: a strong military, a booming economy and a country that thrived on innovation and cutting-edge technology. Much of that came from a smart plan to combine all three, a GI-bill that would enable soldiers to go to college after World War II.

Recognizing that an expansion of universities enabled the USA to have a strong security presence and an economy that was the envy of the world, a law passed in the 1960s that opened that same education chances for all Americans. It was also equality of opportunity for many.

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