For every $1 of federal funding, public broadcasting stations raise more than $6 from local sources — a tremendous return and a successful public-private partnership. Still, the new administration is proposing to eliminate this funding and leave millions of Americans without what they believe is the most trusted source of news, information and early education in the country.
In 2010, some 270,000 students used the Post 9/11 GI Bill educational benefits last year-and those numbers are expected to continue to rise as more servicemen and women return from Iraq and Afghanistan. In Indiana, there are more than 76,000 veterans - it's difficult to get a handle on just how many of them are or plan on going back to school, according to a national expert at Purdue's Operation Diploma research. What are the issues, barriers, and advantages of these "Warriors by Degrees" as they return from military life to campus life? Is higher ed ready for them? And where are the myths, misconceptions and stories of success with these 21st Century Students?