An education fix from maritime colleges

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Everyone who came to America knew that the most reliable path to financial success and status was hard work and higher education. That formula even worked for those born here.

The rush to higher education started in 1947 when the GI Bill sent millions of Americans to college. In fact for years almost half of all those entering college were veterans (note: Merchant Mariners were not included in that benefit.) Higher education was seen by the public as both affordable and valuable.

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