Washington DC – Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, Ranking Member of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing & Insurance, along with Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) today introduced the Heroes Entering Roles of Education Service (HEROES) Act. The legislation would expand and rename the Troops to Teachers program to help separating service members transition into any role in an education setting, including teacher, school counselor, administrator, etc. This legislation would not only result in more service members achieving meaningful, long-term employment, but it would also enhance the quality of our children’s education and the level of safety in their schools, as recommended in the President’s Commission on School Safety’s final report.
“Veterans possess vital leadership experience that can be passed on to our children, greatly enhancing the quality of their education. It is important we recognize the impact that non-teachers employed at schools have on a student’s overall education experience. We should be helping veterans gain meaningful employment in these careers, especially given the added benefit their tactical training brings to campus security.”
Bill is supported by EANGUS, American Legion, Blinded Veterans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Full bill text can be found HERE (or view below if your browser/device support our PDF viewer).