Free Tuition for Veteran’s Children Creates Conundrum

KINGSVILLE — Steven Tallant, president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville, credits two American institutions for his success: the military and higher education.

He has studied or taught at universities in Florida, Utah, Wisconsin and Texas, and been stationed by the Air Force in Mississippi, Portugal and Washington, D.C. Those experiences helped him rise from a young night-shift worker at a soup factory to a high-ranking official in the Pentagon, and then to a job overseeing a school with over 9,000 students.

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