John Kamin, Legislative Associate for The American Legion

The American Legion is working on Capitol Hill to continue funding the “Troops to Teachers” program in congress.  This program has been in service since the 1990s, but with the massive teacher shortages taking place in the wake of the pandemic, John and Randy talk about crazy it is that the program was scheduled to be cut in 2021.  Nearly 130,000 veterans have used this program to transition to a life in teaching in the civilian world.  We hope to get a clearer answer as to why the Department of Defense has made this decision to cease the program in the coming weeks.