ETEEAP is a good program but things like this bastardizes the system.
With all due respect, how could “knowledge, skills, attitudes and values” for a political science graduate be learned and assimilated by being a representative in Congress and a Senator? ETEEAP was envisioned to allow actual skilled workers who had been in the industry for at least five years to get a degree since they’ve learned the skills anyway.
Besides, he just got his high school diploma, also through equivalency, just this February 2019. Shouldn’t we count the five years from that period, and not from the time he was first elected to Congress?