Troops for Teachers

I just wanted to write this blog to inform the general population about a bill that is being worked through Congress called Troops for Teachers.  Now this program does exist but Congress wants to expand this program to include more troops.  As the program exists now to qualify the participant must have 6 years continuous military service to sign up. Congress wants to expand this to any service member with either 4 years of continuous service or 3 months of continuous service post September 11, 2001.  This explanation would also expand the number of schools that participate in troops for teacher.  This program focuses on filling needed math and science teacher in schools that desperately needed this.  This program is similar to Teach for America, except that Troops for Teachers actually gives money for the teacher to get certified.  I think this program is great, helping veterans find professions that will help them in society after war, and there should be more like this.

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