Rep. Meadows Introduces Bill to Help Veterans Seek Careers in Education
Washington, D.C. – This week, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) introduced a bill to aid military veterans seeking employment in schools.
The Troops Educating and Managing Schools (TEAMS) Act takes recommendations provided by the Department of Education’s Federal Commission on School Safety to expand the scope of the Troops-to-Teacher program, which helps veterans seeking careers as teachers. Under the changes in this bill, veterans would be eligible to serve in a wider range of vocations at schools across the country, including as principals, counselors, deans, administrators, nurses, and school resource officers.
The Troops Educating and Managing Schools Act has been officially supported by AMVETS, the “nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization,” which represents over 20 million veterans.
Rep. Meadows released the following statement:
“This week, across our nation, Americans are honoring the service and sacrifice made by veterans of the armed services. Our nation is proud to have so many veterans who have faithfully served their country in a military capacity. The Troops Educating and Managing Schools Act provides us the opportunity to give back to our veterans by equipping them with the support and assistance they need in order to succeed in a post-military career. This bill is a win for everyone; for veterans seeking employment, for schools that are currently facing staffing shortages, and for students who will benefit from the effective organization and communication skills that veterans will provide in an educational environment.”