Financial Benefits

The Troops to Teachers Program

The Troops to Teachers (TTT) program was established in 1994 as a combined effort between the Departments of Defense and Education. Its main purpose is to assist serving, retired or separated military members transition to a career as a teacher in underprivileged districts. While Department of Education determines program parameters, they leave the administration of …

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Veteran Owned Businesses Face Problems from Veterans Affairs

  The House of Representatives’ Veterans’ Affairs Committee has been questioned recently regarding the Veterans Affairs Department’s priority on veteran-owned businesses. There are laws and regulations that are supposed to put veterans first, but currently they rank eighth in priority for government contracts. Thomas Leney, executive director of the Veterans Affairs office of small and …

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Supercommittee Drops the Ball

  Beginning in September, members of the bipartisan committee on deficit reduction, which has become known as the “Supercommittee,” has been working on how to cut $1.2 trillion in federal spending over the next 10 years. Unfortunately, they failed to meet the Nov. 23, 2011 deadline. This means terms agreed to August regarding the $1.2 …

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