About 2,000 people a year are expected to benefit from the changes. The program pays a stipend of $5,000 to help cover the cost of getting teaching certification and a signing bonus of up to $10,000 for becoming a full time teacher. The highest payments go to teachers in schools with large numbers of students from low-income families.
In their proposal to Congress, defense officials said having veterans with foreign languages could have long term national security benefits "because of the importance of increasing the number of bilingual and multilingual young men in the military.”
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